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Indian-Origin Amol Rajan Became First Non-White Editor of the Independent

Jun 18, 2013 12:15 IST

Amol Rajan, the 29-year-year-old Indian origin journalist became the Editor of UK national paper, The Independent, on 17 June 2013. He became the first non-white editor of The Independent. Amol Rajan replaced Chris Blackhurst. Earlier, Amol Rajan was the comment editor of the newspaper.
 
About Amol Rajan

• Amol Rajan was born on 4 July 1983 in Kolkata, West Bengal in India.
• He moved to London in 1986 and grew in Tooting, south London.
• He studied English literature at Cambridge University.
• After graduation, Amol Rajan briefly worked with Channel 5 and Evening Standard. Later, he worked at The Independent and rose to higher ranks from news reporter.
• He joined The Independent in the year 2007.
• He also authored a book titled Twirlymen, the Unlikely History of Cricket's Greatest Spin Bowlers. The book describes about the history of spin-bowlers in the game of cricket. This book was published in 2011 by the Random House.

The owner of The Independent is Evgeny Lebedev. He is also the owner of The London Evening Standard and The Independent on Sunday.

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