M.V. KAMATH: Why I love journalism

23 May 2007

Sans Serif is pleased to introduce a new category—Why I love Journalism—in which the good and the great of the media world talk on YouTube video of their undying love for the profession.

We begin the series with Madhav Vittal Kamath. Born in 1921, Kamath is one of India’s best known journalists and writers. He was a correspondent in Bonn, Paris, and Washington for The Times of India; editor of the Free Press Journal; and, till his retirement in 1981, editor of Asia’s oldest features magazine, The Illustrated Weekly of India.

Author of 48 books, Kamath was awarded the Padma Bhushan—India’s third-highest civilian honour—in 2004.

M.V. Kamath is currently the chairman of India’s public service broadcaster, Prasar Bharati Corporation, which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio. He is also on the board of Manipal Institute of Communication, the media school in the University town of Manipal, on the west coast of India.

Manipal, which is a few kilometres from his home-town Udupi, is where Kamath now lives, after moving out of Kalyanpur House in Khar two years ago.

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4 Responses to “M.V. KAMATH: Why I love journalism”

  1. V K AGRAWAL Says:

    I was lucky to have met Mr MV Kamath a number of times at his Khar residence in Mumbai till 1999 after which I was in touch with him thro’ correspondence.
    MAY I PLEASE GET HIS TELEPHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS.
    MY GRATEFUL THANKS. I AM SURE HE REMEMBERS ME VERY WELL.
    VK AGRAWAL
    A-51, ASHOK VIHAR, PHASE-1,
    NEW DELHI-110052.

    obile- 9818632877.

  2. V K AGRAWAL Says:

    Why Mr MV Kamath loves journalism? It can be easily explained by Indian Astrology. His rising sign at the time of his birth is GEMINI ( Accordint to Hindu Astrology) whose Lord Mercury is the planet of Communications. The birth details were given to me by Mr Kamath himself from his diary sometime in 1996.
    People with rising sign of Mercury take on journalism like fish takes to water.

  3. Abhilash Says:

    Mr. MV Kamath, Hony. Director, Manipal Institute, has bootlicked his way to the top. He belongs to the rare breed of journalists who supported the Emergency. Next, he turned saffron and was rewarded with Prasar Bharati Chairmanship and Padma Bhushan during the BJP rule. He has publicly stated that his forthcoming book on Narendra Modi, will do justice to the Modi’s reputation that was tarnished by Rajdeep Sardesai!

  4. FIROS Says:

    I fully agree with Abhilash..Kamat is a stooge of Sangh Parivar, having enjoyed all the fruits of their patronage..


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