Story – What went into Salman Sultan’s mind when she read news of Indira Gandhi’s assassination on Doordarshan

On the day of Indira Gandhi’s assassination, on Doordarshan, it was a normal day — at least from the outside. In Salma Sultan’s words “We were being informed about the developments at Aiims and were asked to be ready for the news bulletin. But when I read out the bulletin at 8pm, which was the first bulletin of the day, I did not announce that she was dead in as many words. I said that there had been an assassination attempt on her and she was undergoing treatment. But all of us knew that she was no more. It was difficult for me to hide the shock and grief.”

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