Vir Sanghvi

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Vir Sanghvi
Born (1956-07-05) 5 July 1956 (age 59)
Occupation Journalist, writer

Vir Sanghvi (born 5 July 1956)[2] is an Indian print and television journalist, columnist, and talk show host. Currently, he is an advisor, at HT Media.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Vir Sanghvi is an Indian editor and also a television personality. Currently, he is Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times. Sanghvi was brought up in Bombay (now Mumbai) and London and educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, and Mill Hill School, London. He went on to read politics, philosophy and economics at Brasenose College,[4] Oxford.[5]

His show Custom Made for Vir Sanghvi on NDTV Goodtimes, where he travels across India, in search of the most luxurious and bespoke 'Indian' experiences has received high ratings and been renewed for a second season.[6] His published books include Rude Food, India – Then and Now and Men of Steel (a collection of profiles of India's leading businessmen) which has been translated into 10 other languages and is a huge best-seller.[7] He has also authored a biography of the late Madhavrao Scindia, which was released by Sonia Gandhi in 2009, in Delhi.[8]

Nira Radia tapes[edit]

In 2010, Sanghvi was connected to the Nira Radia tapes. In the audio tape Sanghvi was heard asking "What kind of story do you want?"[9] It is alleged that he made some points suggested by Radia in his article titled 'Time for some transparency'[10] under Sanghvi's column "Counterpoint".[9][10][11] Sanghvi denied all allegations and uploaded the article onto his website for readers to make their own judgement.[12][13] On 27 November 2010, Sanghvi released a detailed statement in the Hindustan Times, clarifying his role, and also raising the possibility of the tapes being edited.[14] Due to the heightened interest in him Sanghvi temporarily suspended his weekly article "Counterpoint".[14]

In January 2012, The Union Government told the Supreme Court that the Radia tapes broadcast by media organisations were tampered with and the government agencies were not responsible for its leakage.[15][16][17]

Books By Vir Sanghvi[edit]

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