TV reporter Rohit Sardana recently passed away on Friday, tested positive for coronavirus. His wife, two daughters and parents survive Sardana, who was the executive editor and TV news anchor on India Today’s Indian channel Aaj Tak. The death of Sardana expressed sympathy with numerous Union Ministers, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the media fraternity. “Too early left Rohit Sardana. Rohit will be missed by many people full of energy, with passion for the progress of India and the kind of hearted soul. His premature death has left the media a huge void. His families, friends and admirers condolences. Om Shanti, tweeted by PM Modi.
Rohit Sardana left us too soon. Full of energy, passionate about India’s progress and a kind hearted soul, Rohit will be missed by many people. His untimely demise has left a huge void in the media world. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2021
“Painted to learn about the premature death of Shri Rohit Sardana Ji. In him, a courageous journalist has lost the nation, always standing up for impartial and fair reports. May God give strength to his family to carry this tragic loss. His family and his followers received my deepest condolences,” tweeted Home Minister Amit Shah.
Pained to learn about Shri Rohit Sardana ji’s untimely demise. In him, the nation has lost a brave journalist who always stood up for unbiased and fair reporting. May God give his family the strength to bear this tragic loss. My deepest condolences to his family and followers.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 30, 2021
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said, “I am profoundly shocked and deeply sorrowful to hear heartbreaking news about Rohit Sardana, a senior journalist. He was a frightened and simple journalist. May his soul be at peace with him.”
I'm deeply shocked & saddened to hear heartbreaking news of senior journalist Rohit Sardana's demise. He was a fearless and straightforward journalist. May his departed soul rest in peace 🙏#RohitSardana pic.twitter.com/PFBSLhkNeN
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) April 30, 2021
Jitendra Singh, another Union Minister, stated, “There has been a short, promising, reportable career. His best had to come yet. Young Rohit Sardana has succeeded in the cruel pandemic, and he was just a tweeter yesterday to arrange assistance for COVID victims.”
A promising journalistic career abruptly cut short. His best was yet to come.
Young #RohitSardana , who was only yesterday tweeting to arrange help for #COVID victims, has himself succumbed to the cruel Pandemic. pic.twitter.com/CRiuB9XHgy
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) April 30, 2021
Colleague Rajdeep Sardesai, a senior journalist, said, “More awful news friends. Rohit Sardana has died from well-known television news anchor. This morning I had a heart attack. His family is deeply sympathetic. RIP. RIP.
More terrible news friends. Well known Tv news anchor Rohit Sardana has passed away. Had a heart attack this morning. Deep condolences to his family. RIP
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) April 30, 2021
“Rohit Sardana was the sharpest young anchor I met,” said another colleague Rahul Kanwal. Great command on the Hindi, brilliant on his phrase, accurate questions, clear on his mind, loved by the masses, warm and humble off the screen. Our magazine is deeply shocked.”
Rohit Sardana was the sharpest young anchor I have met. Superb command over Hindi, brilliant with his turn of the phrase, precise questions, clear in his thinking, loved by the masses, warm and humble off the screen, he was destined for great things. Our newsroom is in deep shock
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) April 30, 2021