New Delhi, 11th June, 2016: Veteran journalist Dr. Inder Malhotra who dominated India’s journalism from the times of PM Nehru to the times of PM Modi, today took to the other side after a prolonged illness. He was 86.
Malhotra was the resident editor of The Statesman in New Delhi from 1965-1971. He held the same position at The Times of India from 1978-1986. He also worked with The Guardian from 1965-1978. In 1986 he took up work as a syndicated columnist and has written for numerous dailies and periodicals in India and abroad. In 1991 he authored the much acclaimed biography of Indira Gandhi.
On the 23rd Convocation function of Sambalpur University he was decorated with an Honorary Doctorate for his contributions in the field of Journalism. In 2013, he was honored with the Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award.
His wife Rekha Malhotra, the renowned Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi maestro had taken on to the other side in 2007. He is survived by his son Anil who lives in the United States of America.
President Mukherjee, PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Shekhar Gupta, Rajdeep Sardesai, Chandan Mitra, Aditya Raj Kaul, Sheila Dixit, Suparno Satpathy, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, K.C Singh, Sankarsan Thakur, Mani Shankar Aiyar, Pranoy Roy and many other high dignitaries of India as well as other countries expressed their condolences.
His funeral is scheduled to be held at 11:00 a.m on 12.6.16 at the Lodhi Road crematorium of Delhi.