Rajdeep Sardesai is an alumnus of Bombay and Oxford Universities. He specializes in covering national politics and has broken many major news stories. He is a columnist, author and news presenter who is Consulting Editor to the TV Today Group. He writes a column on politics for several publications and was selected for the award for his insightful coverage of the 2019 Parliamentary elections. By his incisive analysis and excellent coverage of voter sentiment and ground realities, he was one of the few who very early on deciphered the wave in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s favour.