Barkha Dutt who is popularly known for her fierce reporting has confirmed her father’s demise due to Covid-19. Barkha Dutt is one of the most trusted and popular journalists in India. She gained her recognition after she became a prominent face for India’s leading news channel NDTV. Currently, Barkha has her own Youtube channel MOJO. So in a heartbreaking development, Barkha shared a post on Twitter confirming that her father has lost the battle against Covid. She shared two pictures along with a poignant caption stating that she failed to keep her words.
The kindest, loveliest man I have every known, my father Speedy, lost the COVID battle and died this morning. When I took him to hospital, against his will, I promised I would bring him home in two days. I couldn’t keep my word. I failed. He never broke a promise he made to us pic.twitter.com/ZUDwoa1LDa
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) April 27, 2021
Just after she posted the update, Twitterattis started sending condolences over her father’s death. She also shared some more pictures of her father with a message that she is going to tribute her father by redoubling the commitment to report the on-ground Covid situation and give voice to those who don’t have one.
My fathers last words to me were : “I’m choking, treat me”- to all the doctors at Medanta, nurses, ward staff, security guards, ambulance drivers, my gratitude for trying so hard. My father loved to invent things, make trains , planes and of course, his grandchildren pic.twitter.com/DIijrq2WNb
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) April 27, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss Barkha. Strength and love and light.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) April 27, 2021
So very sad for you Barkha. May you find the strength & peace to bear this tragic loss. Condolences & prayers. @bdutt
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 27, 2021
I’m so so sorry to hear about this Barkha. I’ve known Speedy uncle all my life – and he was such a wonderful person. May you and Bahar have the strength to bear the loss.
— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) April 27, 2021
So sorry to hear this. Heartfelt condolences. Stay strong my friend.
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) April 27, 2021
Big hug for you Barkha
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) April 27, 2021
So Sorry to hear about your loss Condolences to entire family.
— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) April 27, 2021
Really really sorry for your loss Barkha, @bahardutt. Losing a parent is the most heartbreaking thing
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) April 27, 2021
My deepest condolences to you @BDUTT. To lose your parent is the biggest catastrophe & I share your pain. You are in my thoughts & prayers. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Navika Kumar (@navikakumar) April 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss Barkha. My condolences to you & the family during this difficult time.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) April 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss @BDUTT Stay strong. I am sure he wouldn’t have it any other way. 🤗
— Supriya Shrinate (@SupriyaShrinate) April 27, 2021
Extremely sorry for your loss @BDUTT .. please accept my deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti 🙏🏽
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 27, 2021
My deepest condolences to you Barkha. May God give you and the family strength during this very difficult time. 🙏🏽
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) April 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss Barkha. Deepest condolences. ❤️🙏🏽 RIP.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 27, 2021
Sincere condolences to you and your family, Barkha. I pray for strength to all of you to get through these difficult times. Om Shanti. 🙏
— Amish Tripathi (@authoramish) April 27, 2021
Condolences, Barkha🙏 Strength to you, Bahar and the family.
— Zakka Jacob (@Zakka_Jacob) April 27, 2021
This is very tragic … our condolences to the whole family 🙏
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) April 27, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss @BDUTT
— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) April 27, 2021
I’m so so sorry Barkha
Love and strength to you and your family ♥️
— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) April 27, 2021
This is heartbreaking. 💔💔💔 So,so sorry Barkha. There can be no bigger loss. My most sincere condolences to you and @bahardutt 🙏🙏🙏
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) April 27, 2021
Sad Very sad news!!! Condolences to all of you in the family!!!🙏
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) April 27, 2021
Condolences Barkha. It is a season of pain. He'd be so proud of all that you do. Take care. 🙏
— Amit Varma (@amitvarma) April 27, 2021
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) April 27, 2021
Am so sorry Barkha. Big hugs. ❤️
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) April 27, 2021
Rest in peace 🙏🏽
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) April 27, 2021
Your pain is shared by all of us Barkha. His passing is a collective tragedy. Om Shanti 🙏🏽
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 27, 2021
Our Deepest condolences.