Vetreran DD News anchor Neelum Sharma, who received the ‘Nari Shakti’ award in March this year, passed away today after battling cancer. The journalist was among the founding news anchors of DD.
She was the voice of women and her shows especially highlighted women achievers and their inspirational stories. Her traditional appearance garnered a lot of appreciation.
Twitter users mourned the loss of the anchor who had over 20 years of association with DD News.
As someone who grew up watching DD news and all its various discussions and programmes religiously, this comes as a very sad news.#NeelumSharma had an unparalleled grace and fluidity over the language. OM SHANTI 💖 pic.twitter.com/OIroxxUfu5— deepeshbhatt552 (@deepeshbhatt552) 17 August 2019
#NilamSharma #neelumsharma#DDNews— nikhilesh tiwari (@nikhileshtiwar9) 17 August 2019
She was so polite and virtuous news anchor till date. One of my favourite news anchor of the 90’s. Condolences to the bereaved family and the entire @DDNewsLive team.
ॐ शांति 🙏@DDNewsHindi pic.twitter.com/FoBLM7gyhq
As someone who grew up watching DD news and all its various discussions and programmes religiously, this comes as a very sad news.#NeelumSharma had an unparalleled grace and fluidity over the language. RIP. https://t.co/SVOacnaO2M— Sreejan Shandilya (@sreejanifs) 17 August 2019
Neelum Sharma was and is the personification of grace for women and everybody in journalism. The news of her passing is very sad. Me and my parents loved her work. Condolences to her family. RIP #DDNews #NeelumSharma pic.twitter.com/EjaDaChSNA— Harsh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@HSrivastava186) 17 August 2019
She was an epitome of grace on TV news in contrast to what we see today! Always used to fight with dad when he would play news over my cartoons but when I slowly started watching her, I was engrossed !That started my liking for news and current affairs! RIP #NeelumSharma #ddnews pic.twitter.com/rVWcwzAhEU— rohit singh (@singhrohit75) 17 August 2019
— Mihir Upadhyay 🇮🇳 (@mihirrupadhyay) 17 August 2019
#NeelumSharma of @DDNewsLive no more, she was one of the most graceful TV Anchor in our time. She had her own ways to present news without any influence of modern news anchors. She was far greater than new hollow anchors #RIPNeelumJI pic.twitter.com/dgdhHScbif— Tauqueer Ali Sabri (@tauqueer_sabri) 17 August 2019
When we didn’t afford cable connection and only DD NEWS was our hope for news #neelumsharma was one of our favourite new readers.— toni biconza (@TONIBICONZA) 17 August 2019
Will miss you Ma’am
#neelumsharma oh god… right since the day I opened my black and white television….I have seen her….. Delivering the news gracefully… Huge loss.. Rest in peace mam….— scoobydoobydoooooo.. (@scoobyd04313951) 17 August 2019
Since I started to watching news in my childhood, I have been admirer of Neelam sharma & @ashokshrivasta6 on DD news. she didn’t changed a bit in last 20 years. My sincere condolences to her family. #RIP #neelumsharma— Manish Runthla (@manishrunthla) 17 August 2019
Most of the people who are preparing for civil services exams or have become civil servant..they used to watch Neelam ji for better https://t.co/LCjEQUWeSL a child i watched her such a strong lady she was…Om shanti #NeelumSharma— Nikhil Sharma (@nikhilC_O_O_L) 17 August 2019
Extremely shocking news for the @DDNewsLive @DDNewsHindi family. star anchor #NeelumSharma has passed away.Unbelievable twist of fate& destiny. Led us from the front establishing #DDnewsBrand globally. In her illustrious career she won many laurels fr us. RIP Mam will miss you.— Chaitanya Prasad (@Chatty111Prasad) 17 August 2019
Those news broadcasts @8 PM were among some of the most cherished memories, #neelumsharma ji’s dialogue delivery was phenomenal, this marks the end of an era. You’ll be immensely missed mam.— Siddhant (@good_guy_sid) 17 August 2019