Mr. Jawahar Kaul’s career as a Hindi journalist earned him the Padma Shree in 2016. Starting in 1963 as a trainee, Mr. Kaul has covered a vast array of subjects, including debates in the Rajya Sabha, natural disasters, ecological movements, poverty and unemployment, insurgencies, and separatist movements during the ‘60s and ‘70s. His work at Jansatta saw him covering the birth of the Jayaprakash Narayan Movement, Indira Gandhi’s declaration of nation-wide emergency and her assassination, and communal clashes in Ahmedabad, Jamshedpur, and Muradabad, among other important, landmark socio-political events. He has also authored several books, including Visfot, Hindi Patrakarita Ka Bazaar Bhav, and Vyath Katha.

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