Award-winning Doordarshan anchor Gitanjali Aiyar passes away

Award-winning Doordarshan anchor Gitanjali Aiyar passes away

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Category : Obituaries Published on: June 09 2023

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  • Gitanjali Aiyar, one of India's first English female news presenters on national broadcaster Doordarshan, passed away on 07 June 2023. 
  • She was in her mid-70s.
  • Aiyar joined Doordarshan in 1971 and was awarded the best anchor four times. She also won the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for Outstanding Women in 1989.
  • In her decades-long illustrious career, she was also associated with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
  • Gitanjali Aiyar quit Doordarshan in 2002 and worked as a consultant at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The late journalist also acted in the serial 'Khandaan'.
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