It was just another day at office for her. But, in no time, she lost everything.
Supreet Kaur, a news anchor with a local news channel in Chattisgarh, learnt of her husband’s death while she read the news about the unfortunate car accident.
A car accident in Mahasumand district claimed the lives of three men, including Kaur’s husband. The police said,
There were five people in the Renault Duster vehicle that they were traveling in, and another unidentified vehicle, most likely a truck hit them from behind. The damage to the vehicle was terrible, and three people died, with two others grievously injured, all occupants of the vehicle. Harshad Kawade, a resident of Raipur was one of them.
When I read the news of this woman and her loss, I could only think of her courage and professionalism. In an age where personal affairs are triumphing over professional commitments, Kaur has come in as a fresh breeze of professionalism.
The senior editor of IBC24 praised Kaur and said,
The channel was “extremely proud” of the way Kaur handled this most nightmarish of situations. 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. Kaur has worked with us for nine years, and is one of the most popular anchors in the state. She has a young daughter, and we stand with our colleague in her pain.
As a married woman in India, I completely understand Kaur’s situation. As an educated, talented and vibrant young woman, her life has come to a temporary halt. However, if I watch the video of her reading the news without knowing that she had gone through such a massive trauma while reading the news, I would see her as yet another news anchor.
Kaur put up a strong face and read the name of the very man she was married to and loved the most. In an emotionally exhausting battle between work and love, she chose to show the world what she really is.
My sister and I were raised by our mother after my father’s death. Though, death of any relative is devastating, losing a father at such an early age altered our personalities. In Kaur’s case, she now has a bigger responsibility of raising her daughter in a manner that would have made her husband proud. She has to become a father and a mother to the little girl, shelving her own loss for the sake of her daughter.
While she battles it all out on the personal front, the lady will have to face the camera once again in a few months time: the very camera which informed her of the loss.