Doordarshan anchor Gitanjali Aiyar passed away
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Four times Best Anchor Award winner DD anchor Gitanjali Aiyar passed away.
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She was India's first English woman news presenter on Doordarshan.
She was suffering from Parkinson's disease.
She joined Doordarshan in 1971 and won the Best Anchor award four times.
In 1989, she received the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for Outstanding Women.
Iyer was also known for his appearance in print advertisements and his role in the TV drama "Khandaan" directed by Shridhar Kshirsagar.
It is an Indian public service broadcaster and was established by the Government of India.
It is owned by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Doordarshan is one of the two divisions of Prasar Bharati.
It aims to provide informative, educational and entertaining content.
Doordarshan has been operating since 1959.
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