Anchor learns of husband's death during TV broadcast
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 21:51
A TV presenter for news channel IBC24 in Chhattisgarh, eastern India, bravely continued reading the news despite realizing live on air that her husband was among victims of a auto crash on Saturday morning.
On Saturday morning Supreet Kaur, a news reader with a private news broadcaster IBC-24 channel, was reading her regular 10 am bulletin.
The reporter joined her on air to give more details about the accident when Kaur realised it could be her husband.
According to IBC24 editor in chief Ravi Kant Mittal, Kaur stayed professional throughout the report, even when the screen displayed photos of the vehicle and blurred images of the accident's victims.
The details of the accident were enough for Kaur to realize that her husband was in the accident since she knew he was travelling along the same route in Renault Duster along with four other people.
"She was doing her job, and she kept on doing it with composure and without showing her emotions on air", said Mittal.
Following the broadcast, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh tweeted a message to Kaur, praising her bravery and professionalism. "May departed soul rest in peace".
IBC24's editor-in-chief Ravikant Mittal said that the courageous reporter "collected herself and carried on reading the news" but broke down in tears once the broadcast was over.
After completing the news, Kaur called her relatives and the news was confirmed.
She already was a popular news anchor, and many people took to social media to post their admiration for her after seeing the composure and professionalism she displayed on Saturday.
And, user "Fisherman in Panyang" said: "A strong woman. Heart goes out for her". "But she worked on, detached as her world crashed". "#Hatsoff to you fearless lady and my condolence for your loss".