Recently, the Indian News Media have been covering the main headline of their very own fellow, Rohit Sardana’s passing away. It collides best with another major and constant headline, COVID 19. You must have already come across the news of grief. Rohit Sardana’s death has been a shock to all. Rohit Sardana was an Indian journalist as well as a host. You must remember him from the Zee News show which he hosted. It was titled, Taal Thok Ke. It was a hit debate show that discussed current issues in India.
Although, in the year 2017, Rohit Sardana left Zee News for Aaj Tak, where he anchored another popular and talked debate show, titled, Dangal. In 2018, he was honored the Ganesh Vidyarthi Puraskar by The Government of India. Apart from he has been named against several other dignified awards for his commendable and determining work. Get to know about his life, career, network, and cause behind his death through this article.
Early Life and Family
Rohit Sardana graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field of Psychology. Sardana earned his Post-Graduate Degree in Mass Communication from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology between 2000 and 2002. During this time period, he took up an internship with ETV Network in Delhi and later started working with them after ETV Network’s job offer. With an initial salary of around INR 3k, his salary went up to INR 70k in the year 2003 when he left the Network. Even before ETV, he worked with All India Radio and Akashvani. Sardana worked at several places before becoming the known media personality he is today. Talking about his personal life and family, Rohit Sardana is survived by his parents, wife, and two daughters.
Rohit Sardana Net Worth 2021
Popular TV News anchor and host Rohit Sardana’s current Net Worth is estimated to be around INR 7 crore. Sardana’s successful career as Aaj Tak’s news anchor, senior journalist, and editor were the main sources of his income. Prior to that, as mentioned before, he also contributed to other channels, which counted in his income as well. His brilliancy in several fields came forward throughout his career.
Rohit Sardana Career and His Days Of Success
Initially, Rohit Sardana served as a copy-editor for a year, from March 2002 to July 2003. Rohit Sardana learned the ins and outs of anchoring, copywriting, typing, production, and post-production work as a trainee copy-editor. Sardana learned the operation of a 24-hour news channel in addition to acquiring these skills. From 2003 to 2004, Sardana worked as an assistant producer at Sahara Samay.
Finally, Sardana started working at Zee News as an executive producer, anchor, news presenter, and host for the network’s Hindi language programming in 2004. He later left Zee News for Aaj Tak. He was a senior anchor at Aaj Tak. On Aaj Tak, he presented a show called Dangal, which featured discussion panels. He was known well for his work, whether it was Taal Thok Ke or Dangal. Karmakshetra, a show where MPs were evaluated, and a scorecard on their work was created by Sardana for their respective constituency in advance of the 2014 Indian general elections.
His show has been likened to Radio Rwanda, and he has been chastised for using it to demonize Muslims, encourage jingoism, and deepen the Hindu-Muslim divide. He was a part of the controversy as Sardana was regarded as a member of India’s pro-government media elite and has been chastised for his subservience to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
Cause Of Rohit Sardana’s Death
To everybody’s utmost grief, Rohit Sardana (22 September 1979 – 30 April 2021) left us all leaving a void in our hearts and especially in the Indian News Industry. This beloved and successful news anchor died of a cardiac arrest on Friday, 30 April, while undergoing treatment for COVID 19. He tested positive for COVID 19 on 24th April 2021. He was rushed to a hospital in Noida a night before his death when his condition worsened. This media personality fought till his last breath and performed his duties to the last. Sardana was constantly tweeting, seeking help for COVID patients even though himself suffering. Aaj Tak journalist Chitra Tripathi broke down while announcing Rohit Sardana’s death news on TV the next day.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2021
Aaj Tak, along with other well-known Indian news anchors, expressed their condolences on Twitter. News channels like Zee News and India Today also expressed their grief via Twitter. India’s President Ram Nath Kovind, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan, Kiren Rijiju expressed their condolences on his untimely death.
Taking leave of such a great personality is definitely hard, but it is the reality now. According to Sardana’s closed ones, the last rites are supposed to take place in Sardana’s hometown that is Kurukshetra in Haryana. Oakukart wishes everyone and his family strength to deal with the situation. We ask you all to stay safe.