Senior Journalist Vinod Dua handed away on Saturday, December 4, after battling a protracted sickness. Her daughter Mallika Dua, who’s a well-known comedian-actor, penned an emotional notice on her Instagram account thanking her father for being the very best dad on this planet.
She wrote, “There won’t ever be one other such as you. My first and finest buddy. My Papaji. Very few stay as massive and wonderful a life as you probably did. Always up for an excellent time. Always prepared for a problem. Loved an excellent struggle. Always there for his kids. A self made, lion-hearted legend who roared in revolt until his final breath. He feared nothing, least of all loss of life. Thank you for being the BEST dad on this planet. I’m positive you and mama are consuming chapli kebab and discussing “mallika itna kyun ladti hai sabse. Kaise manage karegi”.
She added, in her heartfelt notice, that her father was essentially the most brave, irreverent, compassionate and humorous man she knew and talked about his struggle for journalistic values and ethics. She additional wrote, “The most courageous, irreverent, compassionate and funny man I know. What a guy. An ordinary boy born in Nabi Karim who took on the high and mighty and won, till the end. Padmashree Vinod Dua. Even at your The weakest, you gave Indian Journalism a landmark judgment. No journalist will be randomly slapped with a sedition case because Vinod Dua fought that fight for them, as he always has.”
Mallika Dua had even misplaced her mom Padmavati Dua earlier this yr as a result of Covid-19. Remembering her within the put up, she concluded, “Heaven is just so fucking lucky, it has my 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 China. Nobody gets double lucky. Bohot Umda.”
Vinod Dua started his profession with Doordarshan and NDTV with Hindi journalism. In his later years, he was extra lively on the digital platforms reminiscent of The Wire and HW News, sharing his views on the Indian political state of affairs.
Mallika Dua had earlier shared on her Instagram tales that her father’s cremation will happen on Sunday, fifth December on the Lodhi crematorium in Delhi. Vinod Dua is survived by two daughters – Mallika Dua and Bakul Dua.