Aakash Aath And Channel 8’s Director, Ms Eshita Surana Poddar Passed Away
News Desk, News Nation 360: Aakash Aath & Channel 8 loses its soul. Ms Eshita Surana Poddar, who was the Director of Aakash Aath, passed away due to cardiac arrest on the evening of 19th May 2023 at the age of 39. Eshita is survived by her husband, son & daughter. Eshita was a visionary. She has been instrumental in trying to bring about social reforms by promoting programs and stories that highlight social concerns/issues. Like she had in the past chosen a subject like ‘autism’ and produced a full-time program on it. She not only mentioned the problem but also cited the ways to deal with the person facing the disorder. Eshita, after completing her Master’s Degree in 2007 joined the family business of Television Software Production. With less than a decade’s experience, she became the Creative Head and Director of Channel Eight and Aakash Aath. After the demise of her father, Shri Ashok Surana, has been her idol and the biggest source of inspiration in 2019, Eshita held the reigns of the Aakash Aath till she breathed her last. She has not only produced over 15000 hours of successful Bengali television serials like Charulata on Star Jalsa; Satya Ghatna Abolambone on Sony Aath, Janani & Sahityer Shera Samay on Aakash Bangla and other shows like Shri Guruveh Namah, Police Filez, Briddhasram, Dipabalir Saatkahon, Chhoy Maasher Mega, Om Sai Ram, Tomaay Hridmajhare Raakhbo,
Meyeder Brotokatha, Yuganayak Swami Vivekananda, Shreyoshi, Kanchi, Hoyto Tomari Jonyo, etc on Aakash Aath but have also been instrumental in conceptualising and producing various Telefilms and Short Films. Eshita had almost single-handedly pulled off the strings to achieve the best for her channel and bring in new accolades. She was one of the youngest entrepreneurs to spearhead a regional TV Channel successfully.
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Report : Anustup Kundu