(New Delhi)Veteran Journo Vinod Dua Gone to Better World to Live With His Wife Chinnaa Vinod Dua,started his career with Doordarshan in the black and white era and went on to make his mark in the digital space in the decades that followed, was admitted in Delhi’s Apollo hospital As per his daughter Mallika ,The last rites of the pioneer will be performed at the Lodhi crematorium on Sunday.Vinod Dua, who had been admitted to Apollo’s intensive care unit, was suffering from chronic liver disease”He is now with our mom, his beloved wife Chinna in heaven where they will continue to sing, cook, travel and drive each other up the wall,” Mallika Dua wrote on her Instagram Stories.
Vinod Dua was a pioneer in Hindi broadcast journalism
He also anchored Jan Gan Man Ki Baat for The Wire Hindi.
Vinod Dua and his wife were in a hospital in Gurgaon when the second Covid wave was at its peak. The journalist’s health had suffered ever since and he had been in and out of hospitals.
The couple is also parents to elder daughter Bakul Dua, a clinical psychologist.
Vinod Dua, who had a degree in English literature from Hans Raj College and later obtained his master’s degree in literature from the University of Delhi, had won many laurels over the years.
In 2008, Vinod Dua was honoured with the Padma Shri for journalism.
He was also the first electronic media journalist to receive the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award.