Rohit Sardana born on 22 September 1979 in Kurukshetra, Haryana. He was an Indian anchor, journalist, and editor. He is the host of Taal Thok Ke on Zee News and the current editor-in-chief of Aaj Tak.
Rohit Sardana Early life and education
He did his schooling at Gita Niketan Awasiya Vidyalaya in Kurukshetra. After completing his schooling, he attended Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology in Hisar, Haryana where he pursued a master’s degree in Mass Communication.
Rohit Sardana Career
Sardana worked as a copy-editor from 2001-2003. As a trainee copy-editor, Sardana was exposed to the technicalities of anchoring, copywriting, and editing. He prepared multiple news bulletins every day and later got associated with the program ‘India’s War on Terror’.
Rohit joined ETV Network and Akashvani News network in 2001 and worked as an anchor in the show called ‘Success File’s. He hosted this program for three years.
Later, he joined Zee News as an anchor. Sardana worked for over two years in various professions:
• Copy-editor, Zee News (2004–2005)
• Anchor, Hindi News, Zee News (2005–2008)
• Editor, Hindi News (May 2008 – May 2009)
• Associate editor, Aaj Tak (June 2009–April 2010)
• News director (March 2011 – 2015)
• Chief of Bureau (June 2015 – 2017)
On 2017 Rohit left the Zee News to join Aaj Tak. He was the editor-in-chief of Aaj Tak. There he worked as a senior editor at Hindi news channel ‘Aaj Tak’ and hosts the debate show Taal Thok Ke.
Controversy Of Rohit Sardana
On November 2017 Rohit Sardana tweet which led many Muslim protesters led by Anjuman-e-Imamia, a Shia Muslim group, surrounded the building of India Today and Aaj Tak in Bangalore in retaliation to a derogatory tweet. On 16 November 2017, Sardana posted a tweet in which he asked why the title of ‘Sexy’ was only put after a Hindu goddess and not any other religious figures while referring to women in Islam and Christianity including Prophet Muhammad’s wife Ayesha, daughter Fatima and Mary, Jesus Christ’s mother. After Sardana’s tweet, a series of protests broke across the country, demanding serious action against the journalist. On 17 November 2017 Rohit Sardana and his family were attacked by a mob at their residence in Bangalore. A case was filed against the mob for assault. On 23 November 2017 Rohit Sardana was attacked again this time by another group of people, this time at the residence of his partner and daughter.
Rohit Sardana Family
Rohit’s wife Pramila Dixit is a journalist, anchor and radio jockey. The couple have two daughter.
Rohit Sardana Awards and honors
In the media industry, Rohith Sardana‘s name is often mentioned with that of Arnab Goswami, a television journalist, editor and presenter famous for his ‘Newshour’ on Times Now. Both are often compared to each other by the press members of their times. This has raised many controversies regarding their professional rivalry. But many have observed that there is no rivalry between them yet they do have an equal amount of respect for each other . Both are well known in India as anchors and journalists.
On 2018, he was awarded with the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Puraskar award by the Government of India. And on 2019 Kalam Innovation in Governance Award (KIGA) was given to Rohit Sardana
Rohit Sardana Death
At the age of 41 Rohit Sardana’s death was widely reported by the media in India. The news sources said that Rohit Sardana died due to heart attack. He died on 30 April 2021 at 12:15.
According to one report, he was taken to a hospital but could not be saved from death. Before his death he was tested COVID-19 at hospital.
The News of Rohit Sardana death was published by several news channels and websites such as Zee News, Aaj Tak, India Today, Hindustan Times and few more.