Eminent journalist Boobli George Verghese died on 30 December 2014 following a brief illness. He was 87.
Boobli George Verghese
• Born on 21 June 1927, Verghese graduated in Economics from the St Stephen's College, Delhi and did his Master's degree from Trinity College, Cambridge.
• He started his career in journalism with the Times of India and was later the Editor of the Hindustan Times (1969-75) and Indian Express (1982-86).
• He was an information adviser to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from 1966 to 1969.
• In 1975, Verghese was given the Ramon Magsaysay award for his contribution to journalism.
• Verghese was a member of the Kargil Review Committee and co-author of the Kargil Review Committee Report.
• He was part of the Editors Guild of India Fact Finding Mission after the Gujarat riots in 2002.
• Verghese authored several books including Design For Tomorrow, Waters of Hope, Harnessing the Eastern Himalayan Rivers, Winning the Future, India’s Northeast Resurgent and Reorienting India.
• In October 2010, he published his autobiography First Draft: Witness to Making of Modern India.
• His last work was Post Haste: Quintessential India, a book that was released in May 2014.