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11 Things World Wants To Know About The Leading Journalist, Barkha Dutt

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11 Things World Wants To Know About The Leading Journalist, Barkha Dutt

It becomes really difficult to describe such an personality in a single words or probably few words. When it comes to journalism in India, Barkha Dutt has bravely paved her way in this industry and today stands proud as one of the best and leading journalist from India.

1. Barkha Dutt works as a consulting editor with NDTV and gained prominence for her reportage of the Kargil War.

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2. Barkha Dutt was born in New Delhi to S. P. Dutt, who was an official in Air India and Prabha Dutt, a well-known journalist with theHindustan Times.

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3. Barkha credits her journalism skills to her mother, Prabha, a pioneer among women journalists in India, who died in 1984 due to a brain hemorrhage.

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4. Barkha graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi with a degree in English literature and received a Master’s in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication Research Center, New Delhi.

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5. Barkha Dutt’s Sunday talk show has won the most awards out of any show on Indian television, winning the Indian Television Academy award for Best Talk Show five years in a row.

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6. She was awarded for the Best TV News Anchor (English) for her program”We the people” at the first Indian News Television Awards in 2007.

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7. Barkha’s younger sister, Bahar Dutt, is also a television journalist working for CNN IBN.

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8. Dutt has won many national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor.

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9. In 2008, Dutt received the Indian News Broadcasting Award for the Most Intelligent News Show Host.

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10. She has twice been named on the list of 100 “Global Leaders of Tomorrow” compiled by the World Economic Forum for 2001 and 2008.

 

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11. In 2005, she was among 50 Indians who were 35 or younger and listed for their achievements and impact on society.

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