An Indian news anchor was reading a breaking news report on live TV when she realized that the story she was reporting on was actually about her own husband’s death in a car accident.
Supreet Kaur, 28, was anchoring the morning news for channel IBC24 in Chhattisgarh, India when a breaking news report came across her desk about a car accident.
She was speaking with a reporter on the phone for additional details about the crash when she realized that her husband, Harshad Kawade, was one of the three victims who had been killed.
“She knew he had been traveling on the same road, at the same time with four friends in the same type of car identified in the accident – a Renault Duster,” said the report, noting that Kaur “maintained her professionalism and continued to read the headlines for another ten minutes – before breaking down in tears off camera.”
According to one colleague of Kaur’s, the way she handled the situation “speaks volumes about her sense of duty and professionalism that she continued and kept calm for another 10 minutes.”
When the cameras went off, Kaur, who has one child immediately started contacting her relatives before breaking down.
“Kaur has worked with us for nine years and is one of the most popular anchors in the state,” said an editor. “We stand with our colleague in pain.”
Another colleague commented on Kaur’s bravery, saying, “We are proud of her as an anchor, but what happened today has left us in shock.”
H/T: Daily Mail
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