According to the federal Health Ministry, India has witnessed a record daily rise of 386,452 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, while the death toll has surged to 3,498 over the same period.
Popular Indian journalist and TV news presenter Rohit Sardana passed away on Friday morning, days after testing positive for coronavirus. According to his close friends, he died of a heart attack. He was 39.
On April 24, Sardana tweeted that he had contracted the coronavirus.
He hosted the famous debate show “Dangal” on Indian news channel Aaj Tak.
The presenter also hosted “Taal Thok Ke,” a popular debate programme that discusses contemporary issues in India on the Zee News channel.
He was given a Ganesh Vidyarthi Puraskar Award in 2018 by the president of India for his services to journalism. Sardana’s untimely death has come as a major shock to the industry and his fans.
Several senior journalists and politicians including Union Home Minister Amit Shah have paid tribute to the much-loved public figure.