NEW DELHI: The Bengali version of “Reporting India: My Seventy-Year Journey as a Journalist,” authored by veteran journalist Prem Prakash was released in Kolkata on Friday April 29.
The award-winning book by the ANI chairman was released at ITC Sonar in the presence of Rajya Sabha MP Jawhar Sircar, and eminent educationist Dr Pabitra Sarkar on Friday. Later, Prem Prakash called on West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to present him with a copy of the book.
“Governor Dhankhar with Veteran journalist Prem Prakash and Chairman ANI Shri Prem Prakash, Shri Surinder Kapoor at Raj Bhavan. His book “Reporting India” encapsulates seven decades defining moments,” tweeted Governor Dhankhar.
The book, launched in 2020, was named by the Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) as the Book of the Year in the non-fiction category in 2021.
The book on Prem Prakash’s seventy-year journey as a journalist is the story of the evolution of India and is the juxtaposition of an eye-witness account with an assessment of what the country was at different phases of time.
It provides a detailed account of the veteran journalist’s professional life and the stories he covered from Jawaharlal Nehru’s demise to the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The author had the priceless privilege of witnessing the making of history in the times and tenures of all the Prime Ministers of India from behind his camera.
Prem Prakash is a pioneer in Indian journalism and in his long career has covered some of the most important stories of post-Independence India including the 1962 war with China, the 1965 and 1971 wars against Pakistan, the Emergency, the assassination of Indira Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri’s fateful Tashkent journey. (ANI)