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Veteran journalist Madhav Vittal Kamath died

Oct 9, 2014 13:10 IST

Veteran journalist Madhav Vittal Kamath died on 9 October 2014 following a cardiac arrest at Kasturba Hospital in Manipal. He was 93.

He was the former chairman of Prasar Bharati Board.

Madhav Vittal Kamath
•    Born in Udupi on 7 September 1921, Mr. Kamath did his early education in Manipal. He graduated from Aloysius College in Mangalore.
•    After working as a chemist, Mr. Kamath began his journalistic career as a reporter in the Free Press Journal in Mumbai. He was the president of Bombay Union of Journalists in 1953.
•    Kamath was the Washington correspondent of the Times of India from 1969 to 1978.
•    He was also the editor of Illustrated Weekly of India and has also worked for the Press Trust of India.
•    Kamath was the honorary director of School of Communication, Manipal University since its inception in 1997.
•    He was awarded Padma Bhushan for his contributions to Indian journalism in 2004.
•    He has written over 50 books and the latest was Narendra Modi – The Architect of a Modern State.

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