Veteran Journalist & Rajya Sabha MP Kumar Ketkar awarded as “Indian Affairs Transformational Journalist of the Decade” at 9th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Awards 2018

Here is the overview of Kumar Ketkar’s professional achievements.

Name: Kumar Ketkar  (Keshav Chintamani Ketkar)
Birthday: January, 7, 1946. (Age 72)
Current status: Rajya Sabha Member from Congress Party (for next 6 yrs)
Profession: Journalist for over 45 years.
The Economic Times, 1973 to 1990, Staff Correspondent
Resident Editor, 1990-1993, The Observer, Ambani Group
Chief Editor, Maharashtra Times, 1994-2001
Editor-In-Chief, Lokmat Group of Newspapers
Chief Editor: Loksatta, Indian Express Group, 2002-2011
Chief Editor: Divya Marathi, Dainik Bhaskar Group, 2011-14
Assignments: from 2000 to 2018, TV channels: NDTV, CNN, Times Now
International Assignments: All US presidential Elections from 1988-2016
Reporting from Moscow, collapse of USSR
Integration of two Germanys, Berlin, Munich
Parliamentary Elections in UK, 1987, 1992
China’s  Economic Reforms: Beijing, Shanghai
Vietnam transformation: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh
Four Conferences in Pakistan
Representation:                      South Asian Free Media Association
Strategic Future Initiatives
Maharashtra Foundation, USA

Academic Assignments: Visiting Faculty, FD University, New Jersey USA,
University of Mumbai, Pune
Padmashri, in 200,  from Government of India
Lifetime Achievement Award, from Government of Maharashtra
Lifetime Achievement Award from Maharashtra Foundation USA
Giants Award for International Reporting
C D Deshmukh Award for Excellent Reporting in Financial Journalism

Regular or Frequent columns in the Indian Express, NDTV, ThePrint
Ten books in Marathi: on history, politics, literature, science and sociology.

The Award & Certificate of excellence was conferred to the veteran journalist Kumar Ketkar for his outstanding contribution to journalism .Mr. Satya Brahma, founder of India Leadership Conclave conferred the prestigious recognition.

The Jury stated that “This prestigious recognition demonstrates your strong reporting writing, editing and publishing, you have maintained the highest standards of journalistic integrity, performance and dedication to your profession. While never taking your eyes off the importance of service to readers, you have staunchly supported the right of reporters to exercise their independent judgment on political and economic affairs. In an extraordinary career spanning decades, you have distinguished yourself in every medium in a rapidly changing news media environment – reporter and editor for newspapers and as a trendsetter in Journalistic profession. You have a proven track record in highest professional integrity and professional accomplishments as a true opinion maker & thereby worthy of the title as “Indian Affairs Transformational Journalist of the Decade” in the true sense of the term. You have therefore emerged as a finest journalist with substance & demonstrated remarkable achievements with utmost sincerity, commitment, initiative & drive. We the jury members are convinced of your achievements which to our mind are trend-setting & Game-Changing.”