Do Not Spread Rumours About My Fathers Demise: Mallika Dua

New Delhi : Amid increasing rumours about senior journalist Vinod Dua’s health, his daughter and comic actress Mallika Dua appeals not to spread any fake news about her father.

In a social media post Mallika said, Mr Dua is still in ICU and fighting for his life. She also said that the rumours were baseless and asked people to allow him dignity.

Taking to Instagram Stories, she urged everyone to not to spread misinformation about her father’s demise. Mallika posted, “Request everyone to not spread rumours about my father’s demise. He is in the ICU. Fighting still. Whatever be the outcome, let him have his dignity. Do not believe/spread misinformation please. I will issue all official news and updates on him. Not Twitter.”

Since last few months he had severe health issues and was visiting hospital. He is suffering from lungs infection and also was down with COVID. Currently he is admitted at Paramanand Hospital. Since demise of his wife, Padmavati Dua (Chinna Dua) his health started deteriorating.

In a social media post she shared the grim news. “My papaji is beyond critical in the ICU. His health had been deteriorating rapidly since April. He also is unable to come to terms with losing the light of his life. He has lived an extraordinary life and given us the same. He deserves no pain. He is immensely loved and revered and I request you all to pray that he experiences as little pain as possible,” wrote Malika on her Instagram stories.

In November 1974, Vinod made his first television appearance in Yuva Manch, a Hindi-language youth program which was aired on Doordarshan (formerly called as Delhi television). Yuv Jan, a youth show for the youth of Raipur, Muzaffarpur, and Jaipur for Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE), was anchored by Vinod in 1975. The same year, he began anchoring Jawan Tarang, a program for youth which was telecast on the newly commissioned Amritsar TV. He continued his job until 1980.

To produce the shows based on current affairs, budget analysis, and documentary films, he launched his production company, The Communication Group, in 1988. Vinod anchored the show Chakravyuha, the channel Zee TV, in 1992. Between 1992 and 1996, he was the producer of a weekly current affairs magazine, Parakh, which was telecast on Doordarshan.

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