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Veteran journalist Sundaram Sankaran died at 87

Veteran Journalist Sundaram Sankaran died on 19 July 2014. He passed away at his residence in Kensington...

Jul 26, 2014 12:21 IST
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Veteran Journalist Sundaram Sankaran died on 19 July 2014. He passed away at his residence in Kensington, Maryland in the US. He was 87.

He served the World Bank for more than 25 years in Washington D.C. He joined the World Bank in 1962 as a writer in the Office of Information and played a key role in shaping World Bank's information policy in developing countries. He retired from World Bank in 1988 as Chief of the Bank’s Public Affairs Division.

About Sundaram Sankaran

  • Sankaran started his journalistic career with the Press Trust of India (PTI) in 1950.
  • While working for The Statesman in Mumbai he had covered important developments including the Samyuktha Maharashtra agitation for the bifurcation of the then Bombay Presidency.
  • He was also the U.S. correspondent for several Indian dailies like Business Standard, The Economic Times and The Hindu.
  • He graduated in Economic and was a fellow of the Economic Development Institute of World Bank-Harvard University venture in Washington
  • Sankaran was presented the Indira Gandhi Media Award by the Indian community in Washington.
  • He was fond of Indian classical music and wrote for Sruti, a Chennai-based magazine on classical music.
  • He donated his collection of classical music— 185 tapes and 20 long playing records— to the archive of World Music Collection at the Loeb Music Library at Harvard University.

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