Indian news presenter discovers husband has died in car crash while reporting it on live TV

Tom Powell
Tragic: News reader Supreet Kaur carried on presenting for ten minutes: Youtube

An Indian news presenter first learnt about her own husband’s death while reporting it on live TV.

Supreet Kaur, a presenter with IBC24 in Chhattisgarh, was reading out breaking news bulletins about a fatal crash.

As more details emerged, she realised her husband was almost certainly one of those involved in the incident, according to the Indian Express.

She carried on presenting for ten minutes after her tragic realisation before breaking down in tears off-camera.

Ms Kaur’s partner, Harshad Kawade, had reportedly been travelling in a vehicle with five people when it was hit from behind by a lorry.

A police officer said: "The damage to the vehicle was terrible, and three people died, with two others grievously injured."

An editor at IBC24 said: “As she read out the news, she found out that it was the vehicle her husband was to travel in, in that region on the same day.

“Even though the reporter on the ground did not give out names, the team could tell that she had found out. The production team also just found out, but couldn’t tell her as she was live on television.

“It speaks volumes about her sense of duty and professionalism that she continued, and kept her calm for another ten minutes.

“The instant the cameras went off she began calling her relatives and broke down into tears. She left for the accident site after that.”

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