here, I wish to share a short profile of mine with all the readers :
A journalist since last 40 years.
Worked in several reputed Dailies in Maharashtra like Kesari, Loksatta, Lokmat.
Was the Editor of Tarun Bharat, Pune.
Was jailed in Emergency for the fight for the freedom of expression.
Covered Parliament as a special correspondent.
Completed 60 Days “War Correspondence” Course organized by Ministry of Defence.
Covered Ayodhya episode during the Babri-Masjid crisis and wrote series “Sharayu Teerawarun” in Loksatta.
Travelled extensively to cover West Bengal and Bihar Assembly Elections in 1986/87.
Visited Punjab to cover the release of Terrorist from Jodhpur Jail.
Interviewed leaders like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Shankarrao Chavan, Jyoti Basu, Subhash Ghishing, Sharad Pawar, Vithalrao Gadgil, JagMohan, Suresh Prabhu, Subramaniam Swami and many others.
Privileged to work with eminent Editors like-
Arvind Potnis ,
Baba Dalvi ,
Chandrakant Ghorpade ,
Dr.Sharadchandra Gokhale ,
Arvind Gokhale ,
Madhav Gadkari ,
Dr. Arun Tikekar
Published works :
1) To The Last Bullet ( about 26/11),
2) Shewat Naslela Yuddha,
3) Becoming Indian ( Translation of the book by Pawan Varma ) ,
4) Khilli ( Political Satire ),
5) Collective Energy ( about efficient Collectors in Maharashtra),
6) Sardar Valabhbhai Patel : Biography,
7) Satta Zukali ,
8) Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw
9) Operation Blue Star ( translation of the book by Let. Gen. K.S.Brar) and 10) Shaheed ( Translation of Kuldeep Nayar’s book about Bhagat Singh ) .
Coming Shortly – 1) “Ending Corruption” (by N Vithal), 2) Geeta From The eyes Of Gandhi, ParamVeer and Brave Hearts (about The War Heroes in Indian Army) .
Awards – “Becoming Indian” and “Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel” (by the Maharashtra Granthottejak Sanstha,Pune )
“Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw” and “Operation Blue Star” (by the Maharashtra Granthottejak Sanstha,Pune )
Operation Blue Star ( by Utkarsha Mandal, Parle )
Was working in Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, Mumbai as programme advisor.
Participated in a Central Government project undertaken by IIT Bombay regarding Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Do visit the link- http://sardarpatel.nvli.in/