Gitanjali Aiyar, a trailblazing English news presenter, passed away in her mid-70s.

She joined Doordarshan in 1971 and became a prominent anchor known for her eloquence and grace.

Aiyar received the honor of best anchor four times and won the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for Outstanding Women in 1989.

Apart from news presenting, she was involved in print advertisements and acted in the TV drama "Khandaan."

Tributes and condolences poured in on social media from Congress leaders and journalists.

Netta D'Souza fondly remembered Aiyar's impact on news-watching experiences.

Sheela Bhatt praised Aiyar as one of India's best TV newsreaders with immense substance.

Aiyar's legacy inspires aspiring journalists and news presenters.

She is survived by her son and daughter, Pallavi Aiyar, who is also a journalist.

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