Rohit Sardana Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Date: 30/04/2021
Age: 41 Years
Wife: Pramila Dixit

Rohit Sardana

Profession Journalist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 September 1979 (Saturday)
BirthplaceKurukshetra, Haryana
Date of Death30 April 2021
Place of DeathMetro Hospital, New Delhi, India
Age (at the time of death)41 Years
Death CauseHe died of a heart attack after contracting COVID-19. [1]India Today
Zodiac signVirgo
Nationality Indian
HometownKurukshetra, Haryana
SchoolGita Niketan Awasiya Vidyalaya, Kurukshetra
College/UniversityGuru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana
Educational QualificationM.A. (Mass Communication) [2]Facebook
Awards• NT Award for Best Anchor
• ENBA Award for Best Anchor
• Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for Hindi journalism
Awards won by Rohit Sardana
• Kalam Innovation in Governance Award (KIGA) in 2019
Rohit Sardana with KIGA Award 2019
ControversyOn 16 November 2017, he posted a tweet in which he said that it was unfair to put the word 'Sexy' only before Hindu goddess and not the deities of any other religion like Prophet Muhammad’s wife Ayesha, Jesus Christ's daughter Fatima, and Jesus Christ's wife, Mary. Following his tweet, a massive protest took place across the country, and many Muslim protesters surrounded the building of India Today and Aaj Tak in Bangalore, demanding strict action against Sardana. [3]The Quint
Rohit Saradana's controversial tweet on Islam and Christianity
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Wife/SpousePramila Dixit (journalist)
Rohit Sardana with his wife, Pramila Dixit
ChildrenHe is survived by two daughters.
Rohit Sardana with his daughters
ParentsNames not known
Rohit Sardana with his mother
SiblingsHe is survived by a brother who is a Computer Science engineer.

News Anchor Rohit Sardana

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rohit Sardana

  • Rohit Sardana was an Indian journalist who was known for hosting many popular TV debate shows including ‘Dangal’ on Aaj Tak, and ‘Taal Thok Ke’ on Zee News. He died of a heart attack while undergoing treatment for the COVID-19 on 30 April 2021.
  • After completing his schooling in Kurukshetra, Haryana, Sardana went to Hisar, where he pursued a master’s degree in Mass Communication at Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology.
  • While pursuing his master’s degree in Hisar, Sardana interned at ETV Network in Delhi, and when he was in his final semesters, he was offered a job by ETV Network.
  • According to Sardana, he was paid only Rs. 3,200 as a stipend at ETV Network, and to compensate for his subsistence in Delhi, he had to borrow Rs. 5,500 every month from his father.
  • Reportedly, Rohit Sardana started his career as an announcer at All India Radio, and later, he went on to work with many prominent media houses including ETV, Sahara Samay, Zee News, and Aaj Tak.
  • While working at ETV Network, he worked as a Video Toaster Editor under a Japanese team for five months.
  • At the beginning of his career, he covered the 2002 Gujarat Assembly Elections; in an interview, Sardana said that he had to learn Gujarati while covering the Gujarat Assembly Elections.
  • In 2003, Sardana left ETV; at that time, the network paid him Rs. 72,000 as a monthly salary.
  • In the same year, he joined Sahara Samay, where he worked as an Assistant Producer for almost one year.
  • In 2004, Sardana left Sahara Samay to join Zee News. It was while working at Zee News that Sardana became a popular name in the field of Hindi journalism. At Zee News, he worked in different capacities including executive editor, anchor, news presenter, and host.
  • While working at Zee News, Sardana hosted many popular TV shows including ‘Taal Thok Ke.’ He also hosted many cricket-based shows at Zee News. According to Sardana, he had no knowledge about cricket when he was asked to host these shows, and he had to learn the basics of the game before venturing into it.

    Rohit Sardana hosting the show Taal Thok Ke on Zee News

    Rohit Sardana hosting the show Taal Thok Ke on Zee News

  • In 2017, after working for almost thirteen years at Zee News, Rohit Sardana left the channel for Aaj Tak, where he worked till he breathed his last.
  • While working at Aaj Tak, Sardana became very popular for hosting a number of prime-time shows including Dangal, a debate show.

    Rohit Sardana's debate show Dangal

    Rohit Sardana’s debate show Dangal

  • On 24 April 2021, Rohit Sardana took to Twitter to announce that he had tested positive for the COVID-19.

  • He was rushed to Metro Multispecialty Hospital in Noida after his condition worsened on the night of 29 April 2021.
  • On 30 April 2021, Rohit Sardana suffered a heart attack while undergoing treatment at Metro Multispecialty Hospital in Noida.
  • After informing Rohit’s family of his demise, the India Today Group shared the news with the public. Zee News chief Sudhir Chaudhary expressed his shock over the untimely demise of Sardana, Chaudhary took to Twitter to express his grief.

  • Aaj Tak’s journalist Chitra Tripathi broke down on air while she was sharing the news of Sardana’s death on Aaj Tak.

  • Even after getting contracted with the COVID-19, Sardana tried to help other COVID patients through social media, and even at the night before his death, he posted a tweet, seeking help for a COVID patient.