Inder Malhotra

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Inder Malhotra (1 February 1930 – 11 June 2016) was an Indian journalist, editor and author.[1]


Malhotra was the resident editor of The Statesman in New Delhi from 1965 to 1971. He was the India correspondent for The Guardian from 1965-1978, until becoming editor at The Times of India, a position he held from 1978-1986. [2] Since 1986 he was a syndicated columnist for numerous dailies and periodicals in India and abroad. In 1991 Malhotra authored a political and personal biography of Indira Gandhi.[3]


Inder Malhota received the Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.[4]

Personal life and death[edit]

Malhotra was married to Rekha Malhotra, a former classical dancer with the Ram Gopal dance troupe in the 1950s. She died at age 81 in 2007. The couple had one son.[5]

The memorial service of Inder Malhotra was held on 14 June 2016 at Chinmaya Mission, New Delhi.[6]


  1. ^ "Author Bio". The Guardian. London. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Author Profile". The University Press Limited. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  3. ^ Advani, Rukun (29 April 2001). "The private life of Indira Gandhi". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Sixth Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards: The Winners". The Indian Express. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Inder Malhotra bereaved". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 15 June 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Memorial Service for Inder Malhotra". New Delhi,India. 14 June 2016. Archived from the original on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.