|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
|Date of Birth
|22 September 1979 (Saturday)
|Date of Death
|30 April 2021
|Place of Death
|Metro Hospital, New Delhi, India
|Age (at the time of death)
|He died of a heart attack after contracting COVID-19. India Today
|Gita Niketan Awasiya Vidyalaya, Kurukshetra
|Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana
|M.A. (Mass Communication) Facebook
|• NT Award for Best Anchor
• ENBA Award for Best Anchor
• Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for Hindi journalism
• Kalam Innovation in Governance Award (KIGA) in 2019
|On 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. The Quint
|Relationships & More
|Marital Status (at the time of death)
|Pramila Dixit (journalist)
|He is survived by two daughters.
|Names not known
|He is survived by a brother who is a Computer Science engineer.
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.
- 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.
- On 24 April 2021, Rohit Sardana took to Twitter to announce that he had tested positive for the COVID-19.
एक हफ़्ते पहले बुख़ार और बाक़ी लक्षण आने के बाद टेस्ट कराया था. RTPCR नेगेटिव आया लेकिन CTScan से कोविड की पुष्टि हो गई थी. अभी हालत पहले से बेहतर है. आप सभी अपना और अपने परिवारजनों का ख़याल रखें. pic.twitter.com/mq4fC9HQ9L
— रोहित सरदाना (@sardanarohit) April 24, 2021
- 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.
अब से थोड़ी पहले @capt_ivane का फ़ोन आया।उसने जो कहा सुनकर मेरे हाथ काँपने लगे।हमारे मित्र और सहयोगी रोहित सरदाना की मृत्यु की ख़बर थी।ये वाइरस हमारे इतने क़रीब से किसी को उठा ले जाएगा ये कल्पना नहीं की थी।इसके लिए मैं तैयार नहीं था।ये भगवान की नाइंसाफ़ी है..
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) April 30, 2021
- 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.
— रोहित सरदाना (@sardanarohit) April 29, 2021