Sardana worked as an executive editor and TV news anchor for the India Today Group’s Aaj Tak.
According to his channel Aaj Tak, television journalist Rohit Sardana died of cardiac arrest on Friday, just days after testing positive for Covid-19. He was 41 years old.
Sardana, an executive editor and TV news anchor for the India Today Group’s Aaj Tak, is survived by his partner, two brothers, and parent.
He was taken to a local private hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. According to his friends, his last rites will take place in his hometown of Kurukshetra in Haryana.
“We are all shocked by the death of our colleague and friend, Rohit Sardana. This incomparable loss cannot be expressed in words. We express our condolences to his family in this hour of grief,”
Aaj Tak tweeted in Hindi.
India Today said in a tweet.
In English, the India Today channel posted a related article.
“The untimely loss of our dear colleague and friend Rohit Sardana has left us in shock. No words can explain the irreparable loss and void that he leaves behind. Let us join in silence to give strength to the family,”
Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,
“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.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia both expressed their condolences on Sardana’s death.
News director of Aaj Tak and India Today Rahul Kanwal said his newsroom was in “deep shock” and remembered Sardana as a “sharp young anchor” who never “flinched from asking questions”.
“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,”
“Rohit had greater conviction than most. For many, a right leaning world view is an acquired fad, a means of cultivating popularity. Rohit’s views were deeply held & strongly articulated. But he wasn’t an andh bhakt & never flinched from asking questions. That’s why he was special,”