New Delhi: Veteran journalist Vinod Dua has died after a prolonged illness following a COVID infection, his daughter Mallika Dua has confirmed in a social media post.
The 67-year-old journalist was last week moved to the Intensive Care Unit of Apollo Hospital in Delhi on the advice of doctors, reports said on Saturday.
“Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has passed away,” the comic-actor Mallika Dua said in her Instagram story and added that the cremation would be held at the Lodhi crematorium in the capital tomorrow at noon.
More recently, he was known for his political commentary in web shows for digital media platforms The Wire and HW News.
“Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has passed away. He lived an inimitable life, rising from the refugee colonies of Delhi to the peak of journalistic excellence for over 42 years, always, always speaking truth to power. He is now with our mom, his beloved wife Chinna in heaven where they will continue to sing, cook, travel, and drive each other up the wall,” Mallika Dua wrote in her Instagram story.
Vinod is survived by two daughters, the comic-actor Mallika Dua and Bakul Dua, a clinical psychologist.