Ace Journalist Vinod Dua ‘beyond critical’, is in the ICU: Mallika Dua

Vinod Dua

Vinod Dua, the veteran journalist, for the second time, is in the hospital. As per Maliika Dua, her daughter and famous standup comedian, Vinod Dua is ‘beyond critical’ and is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit ward.

The 67-year-old ace journalist Vinod Dua, on Monday, was admitted to the hospital informed by her daughter Mallika Dua. Earlier this year, during the times of Covid, Dua was hospitalized and was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Now again, the ace journalist is in ICU and his condition is ‘Beyond Stable’ as per Mallika Dua, his daughter.

Mallika Dua, taking to her Instagram handle, uploaded a story and wrote “My Papaji is beyond critical in the ICU. His health had been deteriorating rapidly since April. He also is unable to come to terms with losing the light of his life. He has lived an extraordinary life and given us the same. He deserves no pain. He is immensely loved and revered and I request you all to pray that he experiences as little pain as possible.”

Vinod Dua, as per the reports is admitted to a hospital in Haryana’s Gurugram. Since the sad demise of his wife Padmavati ‘Chinna’ Dua, in June, Vinod Dua’s health has been continuously and rapidly deteriorating. 

Vinod Dua is a relatively well-known face in broadcast Hindi journalism. He has been honored with the Padma Shri by the Government of India (GoI) in the year 2008 and is often referred to as a pioneer in broadcast Hindi journalism. Dua, to his credit, has also been awarded the highest honor in journalism- the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award. He is the first electronic media journalist to win it. Vinod Dua has a long tenure as a journalist and has also worked with Doordarshan and  NDTV. 

Soon as the rumors of Vinod Dua getting passed away started to float on Social Media platforms, Mallika Dua, took to her Instagram once again to put a full stop to all the rumors. She wrote “Request everyone to not spread rumors about my father’s demise. He is in the ICU, fighting still. Whatever be the outcome. Let him have his dignity. Do not believe/spread misinformation, please. I will issue all official news and updates on him. Not Twitter.”

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