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Shanthi Swaroop, First Telugu Anchor on DD passes away

Friday, April 5, 2024 • Tamil Comments
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Shanthi Swaroop, First Telugu Anchor on DD passes away

The passing of Popular Telugu News Anchor Shanti Swarup has left a void in the hearts of many today. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Hyderabad while undergoing treatment for a heart attack. Shanti Swaroop was a familiar face to the Telugu audience, widely recognized as the first anchor to deliver news in Telugu.

A mentor to numerous Telugu news readers, Shanti Swaroop embarked on his journey in 1978, though it wasn't until 1983 that he began reading the news. He continued in this role until his retirement in 2011.

In an era devoid of teleprompters, Shanti Swaroop's dedication to his craft was evident. He meticulously delivered the news using script papers, ensuring accuracy and professionalism in every broadcast. His commitment to excellence earned him the respect and admiration of his peers and audience alike.

Beyond his contributions to news broadcasting, Shanti Swaroop was also recognized as a talented writer. His novel "Rathimegham," which depicted the Bhopal gas disaster, garnered widespread acclaim. Additionally, his work "Craze on Cricket" further showcased his literary prowess.

Born and raised in Hyderabad, Shanti Swarup faced numerous challenges in his personal life, shouldering the responsibilities of his family after the untimely deaths of his father and elder brother. Despite these hardships, he rose to prominence as a respected anchor, eventually marrying fellow senior anchor Roja Rani in 1980. They have two children, both of whom pursued their education at IIT and settled in America. The news of Shanti Swarup's passing has deeply saddened the Telugu community, with many paying tribute to his contributions and legacy on social media. His influence as a mentor and role model for aspiring news readers remains profound, underscoring his lasting impact on Telugu journalism.Top politicians and celebrities condoled the death of Santhi Swaroop and expressed their shock over his sudden demise.

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