Despite the realisation Kaur continued diligently reporting the news for another ten minutes. When she was off the air she broke down in tears.
- Supreet Kaur, a presenter for India’s IBC24, was reading a report on a car crash
- There were enough details for her to realise that her husband had been killed
- But the mother-of-one continued reading the headlines for another ten minutes
- When the Saturday broadcast came to an end she broke down in tears
An Indian news presenter found out about her own husband’s death when she was reading a breaking news report on live TV.
Supreet Kaur, 28, was reporting the Saturday morning bulletin for news channel IBC24 in Chattisgarh, eastern India.
She delivered a breaking news report about a car crash and speaking with a reporter on the phone who gave additional details.
While the reporter didn’t identify the three victims by name there were enough details for Kaur to realise her husband, Harshad Kawade, had been killed.
She knew he had been travelling on the same road, at the same time with four friends in the same type of car identified in the accident – a Renault Duster.
But brave Kaur maintained her professionalism and continued to read the headlines for another ten minutes – before breaking down in tears off camera.
Colleagues were full of admiration for the way the 28-year-old mother of one handled the situation.
One editor told the Indian Express: ‘It speaks volumes about her sense of duty and professionalism that she continued and kept calm for another 10 minutes.
‘The moment the cameras were off she began calling her relatives and broke down. She left for the accident site after that.
Supreet Kaur has been working as a news anchor for IBC24 for nine years.
‘Kaur has worked with us for nine years and is one of the most popular anchors in the state. We stand with out colleague in pain. ‘
Another colleague told the Hindustan Times: ‘She is an extremely brave lady. We are proud of her as an anchor, but what happened today has left us in shock.’
Viewers on social media were also full of praise for the way Kaur composed herself.
Kaur was presenting the Saturday morning bulletin for Indian news channel IBC24 when news of the accident broke.