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.