Senior journalist and anchor of Aaj Tak Rohit Sardana passed away on Friday morning after suffering a heart attack.

He had recently tested positive for Covid-19, for which was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in

The journalist had tweeted that he had tested positive for Covid-19 on April 24.

Although his RT-PCR test came out negative, it was his CT scan report that revealed his lungs to be infected by the virus.

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The Indian government had awarded Sardana with the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarti  Puraskar in 2018.

He had also worked with Zee TV, ETV Network and Akashvani.

A large number of journalists in the country have succumbed to Covid-19 infections in the past one year, although the exact estimate is unavailable.

Recently, senior journalist Ayushman Dutta of The Sentinel and Northeast Now’s Tripura correspondent Tanmoy Chakraborty succumbed to Covid-19 infections.

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