Yet another feather in the cap for India! Indian Journalist and news anchor Ravish Kumar has been awarded so-called Asia’s Nobel Prize, The Raman Magsaysay Award, 2019.
He is one of the five recipients. The other winners are Ko Swe Win from Myanmar, Angkhana Neelapaijit from Thailand, Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab from Philippines and Kim Jong-Ki from South Korea.
He received the award for his news show, Prime Time, which “deals with real-life, under-reported problems of ordinary people”.
At times when the authenticity of TV Journalism is at stake, this honor is indeed a welcome change!
44-year-old Ravish Kumar is NDTV India’s Senior Executive Editor and leading TV journalist.
He is now in the line of other notable winners like K Laxman, P Sainath, Kiran Bedi, and others, by winning this honor.
A flood of greetings and congratulations came on Twitter after the announcement.
Breaking news this morning: NDTV’s @ravishndtv to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award for journalism.. a tribute to his courageous spirit and unique story telling.. many many congrats to a friend and former colleague..
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 2, 2019
— Swara (@RoshanSwara) August 2, 2019
— Rajat (@RajatYadav74844) August 2, 2019
— Sai Siva chandra (@siva_chandhra) August 2, 2019