PREM PRAKASH, a veteran Indian journalist, has reported on major events in the Indian subcontinent from the ’50s to the turn of the century. He has worked with foreign broadcasters-like Gaumont Actualités in France, Deutsche Wochenschau in Germany and Warner-Pathé News in the US-who were the pioneers of their time. In 1957, he was part of a group that launched the news agency Visnews in London.
He has covered some of the most important stories of post-Independence India, including the 1962 Indo-China war. He was at the forefront of war coverage during the 1965 war against Pakistan, climbing Haji Pir with the Indian Army and covering the tank battle in the Sialkot sector, conducted by General Rajinder Singh ‘Sparrow’ himself.
Prakash has interacted with every prime minister of India and interviewed many of them on camera. He is currently the chairman of ANI, India’s premier multimedia news agency, which he helped set up.