The first English news presenter Geetanjali Iyer passes away

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New Delhi: Noted Doordarshan News presenter Geetanjali Iyer passed away on Wednesday, a DD News anchor for 30 years. At a time when English news on TV was a different ball game, he was one of the real stars.

She started her career as a journalist in the 1970s and joined Doordarshan in 1975. He was an anchor for the prime time news bulletins ‘News Tonight’ and ‘The World This Week’ and many other shows.

Awarded the Best Anchor Award four times, she also received the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for Outstanding Women in 1989 for her work, achievements and contributions.

Iyer graduated from ‘Loreto College’ in Kolkata after completing his bachelor’s degree in English. He also completed his diploma from the National School of Drama.

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