M. V. Kamath

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M. V. Kamath
Born (1921-09-07)7 September 1921
Udupi, Karnataka, India
Died 9 October 2014(2014-10-09) (aged 93)
Manipal, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Journalist, broadcasting executive, academic administrator

Madhav Vittal Kamath (7 September 1921 – 9 October 2014) was an Indian journalist and broadcasting executive, and the chairman of Prasar Bharati. He worked as the editor of The Sunday Times for two years from 1967 to 1969, and as Washington correspondent for The Times of India from 1969 to 1978. He also served as editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India.

Born in 1921 at Udupi, Kamath completed his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry in 1941. For the first five years after completing studies, he worked in the field of chemistry. He was related to Hari Vishnu Kamath, a member of the constituent assembly in 1940s and later member of Lok Sabha from Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh.

Kamath was a member of the Executive Committee of MAHE (Deemed University) and at the same time the Honorary President and Honorary Director of the Manipal Institute of Communication. He was a close friend and follower of Manipal Brahma Shri Thonse Madhava Pai, and was involved with the T.M.A. Pai foundation. He died on 9 October 2014.[1]

At the time of his death, he was the Honorary Director of the Manipal Institute of Communication. He had also authored nearly 50 books on various topics. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan award in 2004.[2][3][4]

List of books[edit]

  1. On Media, Politics and Literature (2009), Prabal Publishing, Bangalore.
  2. Narendra Modi – The Architect of a Modern State (2009) Co-author Kalindi Randeri, Rupa & Co., New Delhi.
  3. Gandhi – A Spiritual Journey (2007), Indus Source Books, Mumbai.
  4. Reporter at Large (2002), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai.
  5. The Pursuit of Excellence (1982), Rupa & Co., New Delhi.



  1. ^ "Veteran journalist M V Kamath passes away at 93". NetIndian Media Corporation. NetIndian Media Corporation. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Veteran journalist MV Kamath dies at 93". The Times of India. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shri Madhav Vittal Kamath : Padma Bhusan". Government of India. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Ninan, Sevanti (2 February 2003). "Saffron selections". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 March 2010.