15 July 1937|
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
|Died||5 November 2009(aged 72)|
Prabhash Joshi (Hindi: प्रभाष जोशी) (15 July 1937 – 5 November 2009) was an Indian Journalist, especially Hindi journalism, writer and political analyst. He was strongly in favour of "ethics and transparency". He played a part in Gandhian movement, Bhoodan movement, and in the surrender of bandits and in the struggle against emergency.
Prabhash Joshi began his career with Nayi Duniya, was the founder editor of Hindi daily "Jansatta" in 1983. He was the founding editor of Hindi daily Jansatta a publication of the Indian Express Group. He, a Gandhian, changed the definition of Hindi journalism with the publication of 'Jansatta'.
He was with the Gandhi Peace Foundation and edited the Hindi version of Everyman’s, a journal devoted to advocating Jayaprakash’s views and sponsored by Ramnath Goenka. This journal campaigned for JP’s movement for purity in public life.
He was also famous for his writings on cricket. He was a popular television commentator and mainly invited for his views and comments on national politics during the Lok Sabha (lower house of the Parliament of India) or Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly of an Indian state) elections.
Prabhash Joshi had been writing a Sunday column for Jansatta entitled Kagad-Kare over the last many years. Recently he had started writing a weekly column entitled "Aughat-Ghat" for Tehelka Hindi. He also worked with the Indian Express as the resident editor at Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Delhi. After retiring from the newspaper in 1995, he continued as the chief editorial advisor.
Prabhash Joshi is married to Usha. He lived with his wife in Jansatta Apartments, in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. They have two sons Sandeep and Sopan and a daughter, Sonal. His son Sopan Joshi is the managing editor of the Down To Earth magazine. His daughter Sonal Joshi is Executive Producer NDTV Mumbai and elder son Sandeep works for Air India in New Delhi.
- Tehelka - The People's Paper
- Tehelka Hindi
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