Eminent journalist Inder Malhotra, who helmed a string of top publications and was an accomplished political commentator, passed away at the age of 86. President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari condoled the demise of Mr Malhotra, one of the finest journalists of contemporary times.
About Inder Malhotra
- Mr Malhotra began his career at the United Press of India news agency and went on to hold editorial positions at leading dailies.
- Mr Malhotra was Editor of The Times of India, New Delhi from 1978-86. Before that he worked for The Statesman for 15 years, first as the Political Correspondent and Chief of the Bureau and then as Deputy Editor.
- He has given lectures widely, both in India and abroad, including at all major universities in the United States and the UK.
- In his later years, Mr Malhotra turned a columnist for various publications and offered deep insights into India’s political history through his writings, most notably through his column ‘Rear View’.
- Mr Malhotra, a recipient of the prestigous Ramnath Goenka Award (Lifetime Achievement), also authored few books including former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s biography, ‘Indira Gandhi: A Personal & Political Biograpy (1989)’.