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B.G. Verghese

B.G. Verghese (1927-2014) studied at Delhi and Cambridge universities and was a columnist and author. He served with the Times of India for many years before becoming the information adviser to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He was later the editor of the Hindustan Times (1969-75) and the Indian Express (1982-86) and was with the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi, thereafter. His books include Waters of Hope, India’s Northeast Resurgent, Reorienting India: The New Geo-Politics of Asia, First Draft: Witness to the Making of Modern India, A State in Denial: Pakistan’s Misguided and Dangerous Crusade, Post Haste: Quintessential India and Breaking the Big Story (edited).

Verghese was active in the fields of education, population, human rights, the environment, regional cooperation and security. He was a member of the Press Council and chair of the Media Foundation. He received the Magsaysay Award for Journalism in 1975.

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