Surendra Pratap Singh

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Surendra Pratap Singh, also referred to as S.P. Singh, (4 December 1948[1] – 27 June 1997)[2] was a leader among Hindi-language journalists. He was a founder and editor of an influential Hindi-language weekly newspaper Ravivar in the 1970s and 1980s,[3] and, in the 1990s, he was the founder and anchor of the Hindi-language news bulletin Aaj Tak,[4] which first appeared on public television before it became an independent, Hindi-language television news channel.


During the 1970s, Singh served as an investigative journalist for the newspaper Sunday, under editor MJ Akbar.[5]

Journalists such as Sanjay Pugalia credit S.P. Singh's Ravivar for sparking their interest in Hindi-language journalism and launching their careers.[6]


Singh died from a heart attack[7] (or, in some sources, brain haemorrhage).[2]


For his contributions, the Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (IRDS), which is a non-governmental organization from Lucknow, established the S. P. Singh Award for Electronic Media.[8]


  1. ^ "A look at art in colleges". Times of India. 3 December 2001. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
  2. ^ a b "S P Singh dead". Indian Express Newspapers. 27 June 1997. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
  3. ^ Bharatiya, Santosh (2012-05-07). "Hindi journalism must understand its responsibility". Afternoon Despatch & Courier. Retrieved 2012-09-26.
  4. ^ Yadav, Yogendra (27 June 2007). "When Hindi became telegenic". Indian Express. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Akbar rules... despite the siege within". The Hindu. 29 May 2003. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
  6. ^ Pherwani, Seema (2005-12-30). "A Scribe to the Core". Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  7. ^ Shenoy, Jaideep (12 April 2008). "Of peace, cycling and 'chaat' making". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
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