Former DD newsreader Tejeshwar Singh passes away

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New Delhi, Dec 16 (UNI) Former DD newsreader Tejeshwer Singh died of heart attack in Mussoorei last night, sources in Doordarshan said.

He was 60.

DD sources said Singh had a heart attack while watching television.

Recognised in media circle by his baritone voice and beard which made him stand out from other news anchors of the 80s and early 90s, Tejeshwer Singh was also the founder of Sage Publications (India), which he nurtured into a prominent publishing house within a decade of its founding in 1981.

Sage gave other established names in the publishing world a run for their money.

Son of distinguished diplomat Gurbachan Singh, Tejeshwar was also associated with theatre and cinema.

With his clear diction and baritone voice, Tejeshwar became a household name across the country as newsreader on Doordarshan.

He made a brief foray into Bollywood, essaying the role of a villain in the Naseeruddin Shah starrer 'Jalwa' in 1987.


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