Uday Sahay

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Uday Sahay
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Born 11.10.1961
Residence Flag of India.svg India
Nationality Flag of India.svg Indian
Occupation Author, Speaker, Educator

Uday Sahay after retiring from the Indian Police Service, went on to work in a variety of communication, media and public relations positions in India. He is also edited a book on Indian news media and is a media commentator on the topic as well.[1]

Prior to retiring from the AGMU Indian Police Service (IPS), Sahay, an officer of 1988 batch, spent ten years in active policing. He then went on to work in media and communication management. During his career in Indian civil service, besides holding assignments as Assistant Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police of two districts in Delhi and Superintendent of Police in Mizoram, he held a number of civilian posts, such as: Directorate of Information and Publicity of Delhi Government; Deputy Director General in Prasar Bharati; and Additional Director General (Communications) in the Organising Committee of Commonwealth Games in Delhi (till October 2010).[need citation] Currently, he is Chairman and Managing Director of SAUV Communications Private Limited, as well as CEO of another company, Bodhi Tree Life Learning Private Limited, both Delhi based.[need citation]

He edited the book Making News: Handbook of the Media in Contemporary India, published by Oxford University Press.[2] After its publication in September 2006, this book made it to the best-sellers list in non-fiction.[Need citation] As a photographer, he contributed 20 photos and also photo-edited a coffee table photography book entitled, Delhi: India in One City (2009), published by Academic Foundation. The text of this volume was edited by Malavika Singh.[3] Most recently, in 2009 he authored, Media aur Jansamvad, with co-author Vartika Nanda, a noted journalist.

He has also authored a number of articles for media journals and speaks on the media lecture circuit in Delhi.[need citation][4][5] Sahay has also organised a number of seminars and workshops on media issues in Delhi, Patna, Jaipur and Nainitaal.[need citation] He was a key media consultant for the campaign of Sheila Dikshit’s third term in Delhi’s Assembly.[6] Sahay also held the position of the Chief Communication Adviser to the Global Bihar Summit 2012 held in Patna.

Sahay has extensively trekked in Garhwal and Kumaon hills of Himalayas. As Liaison Officer of Government of India heading a group of pilgrims in the year 1997, he had the opportunity to trek to Kailash-Manasorovar. He used this experience to create a photography exhibition and talk series on Western Tibet and the Kailash–Manasarovar region. His photography of the region was exhibited at ICCR Gallery, New Delhi, in 1998; again in 1999 in collaboration with Himalayan Heritage Center at Dehradun; and additionally, in January 2001 in the “Kumbh Mela” at Allahabad, under the auspices of India Heritage Research Foundation. The exhibition was repeated in Delhi at IGNCA in 2003 and then in Hong Kong’s Visual Art Gallery.need citation He made a film in 2003 titled ‘Himalayan Mystique: Kailash.'[7]


In January 2001, Delhi Commission for Women honoured Uday Sahay for his commendable work done in partnership with the Commission. On April 2001, he was given Award for Excellence in Public Service by a reputed NGO, ‘Awantika.' In 2006, he was conferred Radha Raman Award for excellence in media research. In 2009, the Public Relations Council of India gave him award for PR Excellence in India. In July 2009, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting nominated him as Member of the Inter-Media Publicity Coordination Committee (IMPCC).[need citations] In 2010, the Indian Institute of Learning & Advanced Development (INLEAD) nominated him as a Regent of the INLEAD Federation.[8] In 2010, he was nominated to the Board of Studies of University School of Mass Communication (USMC), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.


  1. ^ "Metro Plus Delhi / Books : All you wanted to know". The Hindu. India. 12 January 2006. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Academic Books – Making NewsHandbook of the Media in Contemporary India". OUP. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Metro Plus Delhi / Miscellany : Many a splendid thing". The Hindu. India. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "IBNLive : Uday Sahay's Blog : Most viewed on TV: TRP ratings". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Uday Sahay's Blog - Uday's Space: IBNlive.com". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Eye on elections, Sheila unleashes media blitzkrieg". Hindustan Times. India. 9 July 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Parmarth Update – January – February 2003". Parmarth.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Board of Regents". Inlead.in. Retrieved 4 January 2012.