Academic Rita Jitendra was a guest on the talk show "Good Morning J&K" and passed away live on TV!
“She was telling us a few interesting things about her life and was looking absolutely normal,” said the anchor of the show, Zahid Mukhtar. “But suddenly she stopped talking and began having hiccups. We had to cut the interview [and switch to] a documentary to attend to her and take her to hospital.”
She was 81 years young and had retired as secretary of a government organization called Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and she has made regular appearances on TV.
“She had a great association with television and her last words were on how she had started doing the dramas,” said Mukhtar.
She was pronounced dead on the scene.