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Shekhar Gupta - Padma Bhusan recipient and the founder of The Print

Shekhar Gupta - Padma Bhusan recipient and the founder of The Print

Shekhar Gupta - Padma Bhusan recipient and the founder of The Print

In the puddle of news-casting and the discussion about how highminded it is, Shekhar Gupta is a jewel. This 63 years of age is currently supervisor in-boss and the organizer of The Print. The columnist who won Padma Bhushan for his commitment and difficult work in the field of news-casting and serving the public interest. 

Shekhar Gupta - Biography

Name Shekhar Gupta
DOB 26 August, 1957
Birthplace Palwal, Haryana
Nationality Indian
Profession Journalist
Spouse Neelam Jolly
Major Award Padma Bhushan (2009)
  • Shekhar Gupta-Early Life and Personal Life 
  • Shekhar Gupta-Education 
  • Shekhar Gupta-Professional Career 
  • Shekhar Gupta as organizer of The Print 
  • Shekhar Gupta-Books 
  • Shekhar Gupta-Awards and Achievements 

Shekhar Gupta-Early Life and Personal Life 

Shekhar Gupta was brought into the world on 26th August, 1957 at Palwal, Haryana. He is hitched to Neelam Jolly, who is a social laborer and runs a NGO. 

He began working in the year 1977 in Indian Express. He labored for a very long time there. Be that as it may, he gave his renunciation there to join Indian Today. 

There he finished Operation Bluestar-the Nellie Massacre in Assam and Gulf War in 1991. Through these shows he brought the ring-side perspective on contemporary history. In any case, after that he again rejoined the Indian Express as proofreader in boss and CEO. There he again labored for a long time from 1996-2015. 

Shekhar Gupta-Education 

He began his tutoring in Saraswati Shishu Mandir in Palal, Punjab. He went there for a long time from 1962-1965. 

And afterward he moved on from School of correspondence from Punjab University to do his Bachelor's in Journalism. He passed it in the year 1976. 

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Shekhar Gupta-Professional Career 

As of now he is the supervisor in head of The Print, which was dispatched in August,2017. He began this paper remembering of being "liberal and verifiable". 

Prior to resigning from Indian Express in 2014, he was getting a charge out of a yearly bundle of Rs 10 crores. Which was the most elevated in the Indian reporting or World Journalism situation. 

He is likewise a feature writer in Business Standard. He has had long spells at Indian Express and India Today. He composes a week by week section for India Today named "Public Interest". 

All the segments of National Interest from Indian Express were incorporated together in 2014 to make a book, "Foreseeing India". He additionally facilitated an "meet based " TV program "Walk the Talk " for very nearly 15 years for NDTV. In that period he covered around 600 visitors. 

A portion of his significant ventures were : 

  • Activity Bluestar 
  • Olympic Games in Los Angeles 
  • Understudy Uprising in Tiananmen Square in Beijing 
  • Fall of Berlin Wall 
  • First Gulf War from Baghad, Jerusalem and Kuwait 
  • The principal Jihad in Afghanistan 

Aside from this he additionally covered the grieved decade (1983-1993) in Sri Lanka's Tamil north. Shekhar additionally had revealed the LTTE instructional course in India. He uncovered a government operative embarrassment in the Indian Space Research Organization. He uncovered reality behind the dishonestly involved researcher in there. He additionally canvassed the psychological oppressor assault in the US on September 11, 2001. 

He was an extremely courageous man. A man loaded with fortitude. He was even ready to report widely from skillet public fundamentalism from around the planet Afghanistan, Pakistan, Germany, the USA and the UK incorporating its connections with Osama Bin Laden. 

He is additionally an ordinary visitor speaker at esteemed gatherings. Counting the Asia Society, New York, National Defense College, Defense Service Staff College and the World Economic Forum in Davos and its India Summit. 

Shekhar Gupta and Manu Pubby from Indian Express brought AgustaWestland trick into the public space. The arrangement was dropped by then UPA government after Indian Express uncovered the trick. 

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Shekhar Gupta as originator of The Print 

Shekhar Gupta consolidated Printline Media Pvt Ltd it in New Delhi, India, in September 2016. 

It essentially centers around governmental issues and strategy. The endeavor is related with the Off the Cuff program. That is communicated on NDTV 24x7 and advanced on The Print's YouTube and Facebook channels. 

In May 2017, this advanced news stage got an undisclosed measure of subsidizing from: 

  • N.R. Narayana Murthy and Nandan Nilekani, fellow benefactors of Infosys 
  • Ratan Tata, 
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Biocon Founder 
  • the Uday Kotak Family 
  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma,Paytm originator 
  • Bengaluru-based tech business visionary Rajiv C. Mody, 
  • executive of LVMH Asia Ravi Thakran, and 
  • IIFL authors Nirmal Jain, R. Venkatraman, Karan Bhagat and Yatin Shah 

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Shekhar Gupta-Books 

Name of the Book Year
Walk the Talk: Decoding 2017
Anticipating India 2014
India Redeefines its Role 1995
Assam, a valley divided 1984

Foreseeing India was distributed by Oxford University Press and International Institute of Strategic Studies, London. 

Shekhar Gupta- Awards and Achievements

He won his first honor in the year 1985, the Inlaks grant for Young Journalist of the Year. He is the beneficiary of G.K Reddy Award for Journalism. Likewise the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Memorial Award for National Integration. 

He won the Padma Bhushan in 2009 by UPA government for his commitment in the Journalism field. 

He was additionally chosen as the President of the Editor's Guild of India in 2018. 

The Indian Express won the Vienna-based International Press Institute's Award for Outstanding Journalism in the Public Interest threefold under his initiative. 

  • the first run through for its inclusion of the Gujarat mobs of 2002, 
  • the second an ideal opportunity for uncovering the Bihar flood alleviation trick in 2009 and 
  • the third an ideal opportunity for its supported examination concerning the Malegaon and Modasa impacts of 2008 and the supposed part of fanatics and associations.


12 Oct, 2021




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