Kumar Ketkar

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Kumar Ketkar
MP of Rajya Sabha for Maharashtra
Assumed office
3 April 2018
Preceded byRajiv Shukla, INC
Personal details
Born (1946-01-07) 7 January 1946 (age 72)
Political partyIndian National Congress
OccupationNews Editor, Chief Editor of Dainik Divya Marathi of Dainik Bhaskar Group

Kumar Ketkar is an Indian journalist and politician. He is the Chief Editor of Dainik Divya Marathi. He has also been the editor in chief of Marathi newspaper Loksatta.[1][2] He has also worked for The Economic Times and the Maharashtra Times.[citation needed] He is known for being a harsh critic of the BJP, Shiv Sena and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On 12 March 2018 he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha on Congress ticket.[3]

Ketkar received the prestigious award for journalistic excellence as "Indian Affairs Transformational Journalist of the Decade” at 9th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Awards 2018 in Mumbai founded by journalist Satya Brahma.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loksatta Editor's house attacked". The Hindu. 6 June 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  2. ^ Bavadam, Lyla (May 2010). "Mumbai has been allowed to be ruined". Frontline. India: The Hindu Group. 27 (10). Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  3. ^ "Kumar Ketkar Makes The Cut To Get Rajya Sabha Ticket From Congress". Mid-Day. 12 Mar 2018. Retrieved 13 Mar 2018.
  4. ^ "Veteran Journalist & Rajya Sabha MP Kumar Ketkar awarded as "Indian Affairs Transformational Journalist of the Decade" at 9th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Awards 2018". India Leadership Conclave 2018. 2018-07-28. Retrieved 2018-07-28.