Bajaj was 56 years old.
NEW YORK: Gita Bajaj, a hugely popular Indian American television journalist based in New Jersey, who became a known face to the community in the New York Tristate area through her ‘Eye on Asia’ program on WNYC-TV, which she produced, died of breast cancer on February 25. She was 56 years old.
Bajaj is survived by her mother, brother, and two sisters.
Bajaj, who started ‘Eye on Asia’ in 1987, had worked for the last 10 years as a press secretary for the New Jersey State Legislative Assembly, for several legislators, after starting out working for Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula.
Bajaj, who had a wonderful smile and laughter to complement her gregarious personality, was a regular attendee at press and media meets in the Tristate area. She had indefatigable energy in going to several meets on a single day. Journalism was as much a passion and pleasure for her, as work.
Gita Bajaj’s funeral will be held February 28 at the Jorge Rivera Funeral Home in North Bergen, New Jersey.