Veteran journalist Vinod Dua passes away at 67
New Delhi : Veteran journalist Vinod Dua lost his battle of life after a prolonged illness following a COVID infection, his daughter Mallika Dua revealed on social media.
The 67-year-old journalist was last week moved to the Intensive Care Unit of Apollo Hospital in Delhi on the advice of doctors. "Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has passed away," the comic-actor Mallika Dua said in her Instagram story.
She also said that the cremation will be done on Sunday at the Lodhi crematorium in the capital at noon.
Vinod Dua is known for his exceptional journalism during his career span of more than four decades.
Mr Dua was honoured with several awards for his contribution to journalism. In 1996, he became the first electronic media journalist to win the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award.
He was also awarded the Padma Shri for Journalism in 2008 by the Government of India. In June 2017, for his lifetime achievement in the field of journalism, Mumbai Press Club awarded him the RedInk Award, which was presented to him by Devendra Fadnavis, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Vinod Dua is also known for being a foodie and his show 'Zaika India Ka' is among the famous food shows in the nation.