Prominent scholar dies during live TV show

SRINAGAR: In a shocking incident, a guest on a popular regional Doordarshan TV show died during a live telecast on Monday.

Ms. Rita Jetinder was on a show on state-run Doordarshan in Srinagar when she suffered a cardiac arrest.

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Jatinder, a known educationist and writer, was answering questions about her life and achievements on the channel’s ‘Good Morning J&K’ show when she suddenly collapsed, shocking the two anchors and scores of viewers.

The 86-year-old woman was later declared dead. The producers of the widely watched TV show were unable to handle the unforeseen situation initially.

Jetinder was the secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages.

After watching the video, many people expressed their shock on Twitter and Facebook.