Showing rarest of courage and endurance, a TV anchor from Chhattisgarh has left India talking. The 28-year-old journalist of IBC 24, learned about her husband’s death in a tragic road accident on live television as she broke the news. Maintaining her composure, she continued speaking to the reporter on the phone and broke down only when the camera went off.
Though the reporter did not name any of the victims, she had heard enough to gauge that she was reading about her own loss. “As she read out the news, she found out that it was the vehicle her husband was to travel in in that region on the same day,” said a senior editor with IBC 24, one of Chhattisgarh’s leading Hindi channels.
Kaur who has worked with the channel for nine years continued with the morning 10 am bulletin for at least 10 minutes. As the news of her bravery spread, the footage of the news show since then has gone viral, across social media platforms.
Netizens across India saluted the journalist for doing her job and offered their condolences. Even Chhattisgarh chief minister Dr Raman Singh took to Twitter to applauded the anchor. Sing wrote, “Salute Supreet’s strength in dealing with her husband’s demise with extraordinary bravery & professionalism.May departed soul rest in peace.”
Salute Supreet’s strength in dealing with her husband’s demise with extraordinary bravery & professionalism.May departed soul rest in peace
— Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) April 8, 2017
Many fellow journalists and celebrities too came forward to praise her unfathomable courage and said she is an “inspiration” and pride of the nation.
What a story! Supreet Kaur : Salute. And deepest sympathies… pic.twitter.com/phqmOp0uZ8
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) April 9, 2017
#SupreetKaur, Salute to ur courage.Salute u breave heart & commitment towards duty. No condolence as she is all enogh to stand by. Respect.
— Samarjit Sarkar (@samarjit_sarkar) April 8, 2017
— the_sarcastic_pinaka (@shrivastava120) April 9, 2017
— #Wethepeople (@goeloverseas) April 9, 2017
— Shreekant R Nair (@nair_shreekant) April 9, 2017
— Anjesh kshetri (@anjeshkshetri) April 8, 2017
#SupreetKaur Heartbreaking, wht can I say. Thoughts & prayers for the departed soul. May God give u strength. My salute to you brave lady.
— Soumen Purkayastha (@soumenms) April 9, 2017
Bow my head to #Supreetkaur of IBC24 news channel for her sense of duty in telecasting news of her husband’s tragic death. Salute her
— Dr.Sure Shot (@Zahenaseeb) April 9, 2017
An exemplary commitment to her job, Indian Newscaster Supreet Kaur reads out the News of Her Husband’s Death i Car accident.
— Mohsin Rahimoon (@MRahimooon) April 8, 2017
Hats off to Supreet Kaur IBC24 news anchor for her true professionalism reading out her husband ‘s death in breaking newsSalute2her courage
— Charudatta (@CharudattaSoman) April 8, 2017
— ASHIM (@ashimpurohit18) April 9, 2017
Supreet Kaur receiving breaking news of the death of her husband & maintaining her composure. Life can be that cruel.Salute to her courage ! pic.twitter.com/vupt6vh5xm
— Winter Is Coming (@TFI_Unofficial) April 9, 2017
— Brajesh Kumar (@Brajesh_kumarr) April 9, 2017
#SupreetKaur Heart felt condolence on this incident. The way u handled the situation is the best example of a karmayogi. Hats off.
— Hardik (@Hardikpoojara) April 9, 2017
We all heard abt womn’s emotion, love, affaction.bt #SupreetKaur has shown hw hard cn b a womn in need. The Hero. Uncountable respect 4 u.
— Sukhendu Chakraborty (@thisissukhendu) April 9, 2017
— Yashwant Deshmukh (@YRDeshmukh) April 8, 2017
How Heartwrenching could this be?
But she worked on, detached as her world crashed. Heart goes out for her. http://t.co/imIpPxYcil
— AmitG (@A1mit) April 9, 2017
Amazing grace–news anchor Supreet Kaur learns of her husband’s death while reading news live, maintains composure http://t.co/Oj7rP7PkUS
— Minhaz Merchant (@MinhazMerchant) April 8, 2017
— Vedank Singh (@VedankSingh) April 8, 2017
— aftabKARIM (aK) (@aftabzKARIM) April 8, 2017