Press Release: Prem Bhatia Awards 2017

The Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust – instituted in the memory of the late Mr Prem Bhatia, the eminent journalist, announced winners of  The Prem Bhatia Awards 2017 for Outstanding Political and Outstanding Environment Reporting, today.   The winners are Manini Chatterjee, Resident Editor, The Telegraph for The Prem Bhatia Award for Political Reporting and K Rajendran, Senior Editor, Kairali TV for Environment Reporting.

Manini joined journalism in 1982, dallying with Surya Magazine before joining Telegraph a year later. She also spent time in Frontline and The Indian Express, returning to The Telegraph in 2007.   Manini is also the  recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award in 2007.  Manini receives the Outstanding Political Reporting Award for her  “hard-hitting weekly column taking the ruling party to task for its sins of omission and commission”.

K Rajendran has proved himself as a fine journalist across multiple media forms, attracting audiences both local and global.  Rajendran has been chosen for this year’s Outstanding Environment Reporting Award for his focus on the crucial issue of climate change, picking its particular impact on the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea and consequently on the lives of the fishermen of the Arabian Sea.”

The Awards will be presented at the 22nd Prem Bhatia Memorial Lecture at the India International Centre, New Delhi on August 11, 2017, at 6.30 pm.  The Annual Lecture this year is being delivered by Mr Baijayant Panda, Member of Parliament on “India at Crossroads. The Future of our Democracy”.


For more details, contact:

The Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust

Tel: 011-24335826