Veteran Journalist Vinod Dua no more

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Vinod Dua, a veteran journalist, died after a long illness caused by a COVID-19 infection.

He worked for Doordarshan and NDTV India and was a pioneer in Hindi journalism. Dua began his career as a journalist in 1974 with Doordarshan, where he went on to co-anchor election analysis programmes with veteran journalist Prannoy Roy. He has worked as a consultant editor for the news website The Wire and has hosted a show called Jan Gan Man ki Baat.

Dua was the first electronic media journalist to get the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award in 1996.

The Government of India awarded Dua the Padma Shri for Journalism in 2008. In 2017, the Mumbai Press Club presented him with the RedInk Award for his lifetime contribution to journalism.