In a shocking incident, a prominent social activist, former secretary of Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Dr. Rita Jitendra died in the middle of the TV show at Doordarshan Kendra in Srinagar on Monday.
While speaking during a show on state-run DD Kashir’s ‘Good Morning J&K’ program, she suffered a cardiac arrest. Rita stopped talking suddenly and collapsed midway through the program. In the video below, we can see Rita Jitendra was answering questions about her life and achievements and she suddenly collapsed.
The anchors of the show were left in shock. Soon she was taken to SMHS Hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.
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The producer of the program, Tanveer Mir, said Jitendra choked suddenly and collapsed. “It’s shocking for us as this is the first incident in the Doordarshan history when any guest died in a live program,” Mir told. The show was being hosted by senior writer and artist Zahid Mukhtar. “We managed to run the whole program to keep the broadcast uninterrupted. But we are very saddened with this incident and we pray for the departed soul,” the producer said.