Srinagar, September 10: In a shocking incident, educationalist and writer Rita Jatinder died during a live telecast on Monday. Jatinder was appearing as a guest on a regional Doordarshan TV in Srinagar when she collapsed. The 86-year-old writer was called for an interview about her life and achievements on the channel's show 'Good Morning J&K'.
Show host Zahid Mukhtar told IANS that before collapsing Jatinder was imitating the now ailing Bollywood star Dilip Kumar. He further added that when she collapsed everyone thought that she was acting and it took a few moments to realise something was seriously wrong. She was rushed to a hospital when she did not respond. She was later declared dead.
Last moments of Rita Jatinder (Viewers discretion advised)
Educationist, Ex Principle & Writer #RitaJatinder tender breath her last in todays Morning #Live Breakfast Show #GoodMorningJK on @DDKashirChannel at 8:30am. She was 82years Old. Before the Programme she has Expressed her wish that she want to Die Well Dressed!#RestInPeace.. pic.twitter.com/UySKptNEOT
— ANUPAM YADAV (@anupamyad) September 10, 2018
Jatinder was a former Secretary of the Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in the Jammu and Kashmir government. According to reports, Jatinder was supposed to attend three shows in Srinagar, including one for Radio Kashmir.
(With inputs from IANS)