Don’t want to read news of Sardana’s death : AajTak news anchors devastated


Guwahati: Rohit Sardana, well-known television anchor and journalist passed away on Friday, leaving the entire media fraternity shocked. Sardana succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 infection on Friday. 

Notably, Sardana had tested positive for the coronavirus and suffered a heart attack on Friday morning. The 42-year-old veteran journalist was admitted to Metro Hospital on Thursday.  Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary informed about his untimely demise through a tweet. Notably, Sardana had risen through the ranks, from starting out as a copy editor in the early 2000s. 

Sardana left Zee News to join Aaj Tak in 2017 and, since then, he was hosting the debate show ‘Dangal.’

The anchors of Aaj Tak are in utter deep shock and are not able to cope up with the news of Rohit Sardana’s demise. 

One of his female colleagues while reading the news of his demise on the national TV broke out into tears and exclaimed that she did not want  to read the news of Sardana’s death.

“Last Saturday Rohit told  me that he will be back soon but today morning when I received the news of his death I couldn’t believe. I am still trying to cope up with it. He was brave enough to fight every battle but  this time he couldn’t fight. This is unbearable. He was a friend to everyone of us. I won’t be able to read the news anymore”, said Aaj Tak news anchor Chitra Tripathi.

Aaj Tak Tv anchors Shams Tahir Khan and Anjana Kashyap are totally devastated over the news of their beloved colleague’s demise. 

“I am not able to believe the fact that Rohit is no more. I just hope someone calls me and tell me that he is fine and he will be back soon. He loved his family and daughters too much. How will we all face them ? He was a family to us. He was a happy soul. I am not able to speak anymore”, said Anjana Kashyap. 

The untimely death of Sardana came as a major shock to the media community at large. Politicians, journalists and Twitter users alike poured their heartfelt condolences for him. PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia poured their tributes, remarking his death is a ‘big jolt to journalism’.