Prabhu Chawla’s age is 77 years. He was born on 2nd October 1946 in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, a place that once belonged to British colonial India. He is an alumnus of Deshbandhu college, affiliated with the University of Delhi.
He currently hosts a Seedhi Baat on the Aaj Tak channel. His career spans his work with various news and information industry giants, such as India Today, Aaj Tak, IBN7, National Voice, and PTC news.
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Prabhu Chawla was born in the pre-independence Indian era. He was later brought up in Independent India, where he completed his studies and shaped his career into what we know him today.
Prabhu is one of the most famous political journalists of all time. Having covered numerous political events through his writing, he has created milestones that will keep the spirit of journalism alive in the youth of India.
|Real Full Name
|Date of Birth
|2nd October, 1946
|Dera Ghazi, Punjab
|Yet to Update
|In Centimetres: 170.18 cm
In Metres: 1.70 m
In Inches: 5’7″
Early life and Family
He was born in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, present-day Lahore, Pakistan. Soon after he was born, his parents decided to move to India during the partition to start their life afresh.
His mother, Ganeshi Devi, and father, Jashodi Ram, emphasized that their son receives the knowledge he wants to attain.
His special interest in studies led him to attain higher education at Desh Bandhu college, which is affiliated with the University of Delhi. As a student, he lived in the capital city for a long time, during which he learned about the political scenario in the nation’s center. It later shaped his career path ahead in his life.
|Desh Bandhu College, University of Delhi
As mentioned above, Prabhu Chawla attained his higher education at Desh Bandhu College, Delhi. After that, he decided to pursue the career path of a teacher and began his career by working as a lecturer at Delhi University.
Some sources state that he worked as a lecturer of economics at the same University.
Later, he also started to work for India Today Magazine, together with his job as a lecturer. He continued to work at the India Today group and then took up the post of editor of language publications there.
After that, he also leads the editorial team as a Group Editorial director and editor. It was only under him that the magazine saw an overnight transition from a fortnight to a weekly magazine.
This team also launched the regional editions of this magazine in the most popular languages in the country, namely Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
Being quoted as one of the finest journalists in the country, Prabhu Chawla is known for his wit and sharp analysis and investigation skills. With his presence in the field of Journalism spanning more than 40 years, he has kept a real political mirror of the nation in front of its citizens.
While working with the India Today group, he also made notable presentations on screen by hosting popular talk shows such as Seedhi Baat on Aaj Tak Channel, Teekhi Baat on IBN7, Sachchi Baat on National Voice, and Siddhi Gal on PTC News.
He has also worked as the editor of the Indian Express and as the Editor-in-chief and CEO of the Financial Express. Currently, he serves as the Editorial Director of The New Indian Express Group and continues to redefine the meaning of journalism through his works. He also runs his own YouTube Channel, where he continues to spread vigilance through hai works.
Net Worth and Salary
|Prabhu Chawla Net Worth
|$3 million (estimated)
|Prabhu Chawla Net Worth In Rupees
|₹24 crores (estimated)
He is one of the most multi-talented personalities of this era of Journalism in India, but it is said that darkness follows light. In the same way, many controversies followed this great personality throughout his career.
He has a unique distinction and is well applauded for being the only known journalist in the country to have written a story that has led to the downfall of a government.
He had worked extensively on the Jain commission report, which was a report on the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the late Prime Minister of India. His analysis of the Jain Commission report was published in the India Today Magazine, which later led to the Congress party with drawing their support from the United from Government heading Delhi. It led to the downfall of the Inder Kumar Gujral-led Delhi Government in the year 1997.
On-screen as a host of various talk shows, he had always taken the liberty to speak the truth and make the guests speak the same. In this due process, he used to grill the guests to a level that some of them used to give out some controversial statements in return.
The viewers enjoyed watching this new side of the popular celebrities on screen as brought out by Prabhu Chawla, which led to shows like “Teekhi Baat” on IBN7 being one of the highest-rated shows for news-based programmers.
His name also popped up in the middle of the Radia Tapes controversy encircling the 2G network scam. This infamous radio controversy added many famous names to its list.
Later, Prabhu Chawla did accept that he knew Mississippi, and he did have conversations with Nira Radia where it is alleged that he had forewarned Mr Mukesh Ambani regarding a judgement of the Mumbai High Court in this matter. Soon after the controversy, Mr Prabhu Chawla resigned from the India Today Group.
Award and Achievement
Prabhu Chawla’s career received due acknowledgement from people in and outside India. The highest achievement in his career was when he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India.
The President of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan in 2003. Besides this, he has been felicitated with several national and international awards, as listed below.
|Punjabi Icon Award
|Lifetime Achievement Award – 5th IMWA 2016 awards
|Global Punjabi Society Achievers Award
|Indian Television Academy Award for the Best News and Current Affairs Anchor for Seedhi Baat programme that featured people in the news from politics, culture to sports
|Indian Television Academy Award for the Best Talk Show Host
|Sansui Television Best TV Anchor Award
|The Hero Honda-Indian Television Academy (ITA) Best Anchor award for `Seedhi Baat’ (telecast on Aajtak)
|Padma Bhushan by the President of India
|Telly Awards — Tv Anchor of the Year
|TSR Kalapeetham Life Time Achievement Award
|GK REDDY MEMORIAL AWARD for “in recognition of proficiency in writing about national and international events. An acknowledgement of the range and depth of political reporting in India Today.’’
|FEROZE GANDHI MEMORIAL AWARD for “meticulous reporting of national affairs and investigative stories”.
|VEERESALINGAM NVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD instituted by Dr Vasireddi Malathi Trust Hithakarini Samaj, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
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Prabhu Chawla was born on 2nd October 1946 and will celebrate his 76th birthday in 2022.
Prabhu Chawla was born in undivided British colonial India. His birthplace was Dera Ghazi which is now located in Lahore, Pakistan.
Yes, Prabhu Chawla is married and has two sons. Other details about his family are not known to the public.