Vinod Dua Passed Away, Daughter Mallika Dua confirmed with an Instagram post

One of the great pioneer in Hindi Journalism, Vinod Dua has passed away after suffering with a prolonged illness following a COVID-19 infection. The 67-year old skillful journalist was admitted in the intensive care unit of the Apollo Hospital in Delhi since last week. His daughter confirmed the news of his death in an Instagram post.

She wrote, “Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has passed away. He lived an inimitable life, rising from the refugee colonies of Delhi to the peak of journalistic excellence for over 42 years, always, always speaking truth to power. He is now with our mom, his beloved wife Chinna in heaven where they will continue to sing, cook, travel and drive each other up the wall.” She further added that the final rites and the cremation will be done at the Lodhi Crematorium in the capital city at noon.

Mallika dua also made an Instagram ppost captioning, “it has my whole entire life. We won’t live in fear and grief forever. We will live with pride and gratitude because look at the extraordinary parents we got. I wouldn’t trade my destiny for anything. It gave me Vinod and Chinna. Nobody gets double lucky. Bohot Umda.”

The popular journalist in Hindi broadcast who was known for his stints in Doordarshan and NDTV also excelled as a political commentator in web shows for digital media platform like The Wire and HW News.

During the second wave of Covid, Vinod Dua and his wife radiologist Padmavati Dua were hospitalized in Gurugram due to Covid infection. His wife nicknamed Chinna left his and their daughters alone in June and since then, Mr.Dua faced a lot of issues in his health and thus spent a lot of time in hospitals.

The late couple had two strong daughters, a comic actor Mallika Dua and a clinical psychologist Bakul Dua who are now orphaned due to their parents death.