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Rohit Sardana

Mr. Rohit Sardana (22 September 1979 – 30 April 2021) was a well renowned Indian journalist, anchor and media personality. He anchored the prime time show Dangal which discusses contemporary issues in India on Aaj Tak. Earlier he hosted Taal Thok Ke, a popular debate programme on Zee News. Rohit Sardana was hugely popular as a brave journalist who always stood up for unbiased, fair and ethical journalism promoting 'Nation First'.

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Early Life and Education

Late Mr. Rohit Sardana was born on 22nd September 1979 in Karnal (Haryana). His father Shri Ratan Chandra Sardana is an award winning educationist and his mother Smt. Prem Kumari is a retired school teacher.

Late Sardana had a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He completed his two years post-graduate programme in mass communication from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology in 2002.



Rohit Sardana was associated with many reputed media houses.

From March 2002 to July 2003, Late Rohit Sardana worked as a copy-editor in ETV Network. Sardana was exposed to the technicalities of anchoring, copywriting, editing, production, and post-production work. Along with learning these skills, Sardana studied the functioning of a 24-hour news channel. Late Sardana worked as an Assistant Producer at Sahara Samay from 2003 to 2004.

From 2004 to 2017, Late Sardana worked with Zee News in the capacity of an executive editor, anchor, news presenter and host for the network's Hindi language programmes. He had hosted the most popular show "Taal Thok Ke", a debate programme on Zee News.

In 2017 he joined Aaj Tak as Executive Editor. He hosted a show called "Dangal" and made it India's No.1 debate show and also was associated with prime time popular news show "Dastak".



  • Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Puraskar (2018)
  • ENBA award for Best Spot News Reporting (2020)
  • ENBA award for Best Talk Show (2020)
  • Madhav Jyoti Samman
  • Kala Vibhuti Samman


Social Media Impact

Late Rohit Sardana was one of the most popular media personalities on social media. He was loved by the masses. He had 4.4 million followers on Twitter. He often used his social media platforms for humanitarian causes and to serve the nation. Even while he was suffering from Covid-19, Rohit Sardana was seeking help for critical Covid patients on Twitter a day before he died. In his last tweet, Sardana asked his over 4.4 million followers to help find Remdesivir injections for a Covid patient.


Death and Condolences

He died on 30th April 2020 after testing positive for COVID-19. President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Yogi Adityanath, Manohar Lal Khhattar, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Arvind Kejriwal were among many who expressed their condolences on his death. More then one crore people gave him tribute on social media just after his death.

Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Rohit Sardana left us too soon. Full of energy, passionate about India's progress and a kind hearted soul, Rohit will be missed by many people. His untimely demise has left a huge void in the media world."



Shri Amit Shah on Rohit Sardana


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