Even at your weakest, you gave Indian journalism a landmark judgment, stated veteran journalist Vinod Dua’s daughter, Mallika Dua, in an Instagram submit. She was referring to a landmark judgment in a sedition case in opposition to him earlier this 12 months the place the Supreme Courtroom famous that each journalist is entitled to safety. “No journalist can be randomly slapped with a sedition case as a result of Vinod Dua fought that battle for them, as he at all times has,” she stated.
Mr Dua died this night after a protracted sickness. He was 67.
“There’ll by no means be one other such as you. My first and greatest good friend. My Papaji. Only a few dwell as giant and superb a life as you probably did. At all times up for a superb time. At all times prepared for a problem. Liked a superb battle,” Mallika Dua stated on social media, recalling her reminiscences with “probably the most brave, irreverent, compassionate and humorous man” she knew.
The comedian had earlier this 12 months additionally misplaced her mom, radiologist Padmavati Dua, to Covid in the course of the second wave in June. “I am positive you and mama are consuming chapli kebab and discussing “mallika itna kyun ladti hai sabse. Kaise handle karegi (Why does Mallika battle a lot with everybody. How will she handle.),” she added.
Condolence messages have poured in from internationally for the veteran journalist, identified for his uncompromising interrogation of state energy. A number of outstanding political leaders and journalists have paid their respect on social media.
NDTV’s Prannoy Roy, who labored intently with Vinod Dua, stated “Vinod is not only one of many biggest. He’s the best of his period”.
Mallika Dua stated that he was at all times there for his kids. “A self-made, lion-hearted legend who roared in riot until his final breath,” she stated.