Dr MV Kamath- A Journalist who contributed a lot towards the society

Dr MV Kamath- A Journalist who contributed a lot towards the society

Udupi in the state of Karnataka is an important place. Apart from being famous for Lord Krishna temple, Mahakali temple, St Lawrence Church etc this Udupi is also famous as it was here a person named MV.Kamath was born.

Dr MV.Kamath was born on 7th September in the year 1921 in this Udupi and studied in a school in Udipi and later went to Mangalore for his plus two in Science from a government college. In Mumbai he completed his graduate degree from the prestigious St Xavier’s college.

It must be noted that KV.Kamath joined as correspondent of Free Press Journal in the year 1946 and rose to become the editor of Free Press Journal. His jobs as UN correspondent for Press Trust of India, PTI, Europe correspondent for Times of India, Editor of Sunday times, and Washington correspondent for Times of India had brought him great accolades and recognition.

He also worked as an Editor of famous Illustrated Weekly of India and he contributed a lot towards the society and people. It was said that even after his retirement he still carried on contributing towards the society through many books. It must be noted that he had written around 50 books ranging from politics to banking and brought changes in the people’s mind

It must be noted that he was also a former chairman of Prasar Bharti and did some memorable contributions towards the society. It was said that his ‘’Science Train’’ was amazing and gained great popularity among the people in those days.

It was also said that books played a great role in his life and he spent a lot of time reading books through which he gained great knowledge and information. His courage and conviction were still remembered by his fans all over and it was said that he was inspired by Mr Sadanand of Free Press Journal in this aspect. In the year 2004 he was given Padma Bhushan for his great contributions towards people and society.

It must be noted that DR MV.Kamath was an Honorary Director of Manipal Institute of Communication at the time of his death in the year 2014. Even in his last days DR.Kamath thought that India had changed a lot in the last 60 years and in the future India could become number one in the world. Hats off to you sir!! Dr Kamath you live in our hearts!!


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