Barkha Dutt

Barkha Dutt

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Barkha Dutt () () is an Indian TV journalist and columnist. She is currently the Group Editor, English News at New Delhi Television.

Dutt gained prominence for her reportage of the Kargil War. She has won many national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. She writes a column for The Hindustan Times, called "Third Eye." In 2010 she was one of the journalists taped in the 2G lobbying Radia tapes controversy. This scandal has also been called Barkhagate

Early life

Barkha Dutt was born in New Delhi to S.P.Dutt, an official in Air India and Prabha Dutt who was a well-known journalist with the Hindustan Times. Barkha credits her journalism skills to her mother, Prabha, a pioneer among women journalists in India. Prabha Dutt passed away in 1984, when she was in her prime, due to a brain haemorrhage. Barkha's younger sister Bahar Dutt is also a T.V. journalist working for CNN IBN


Barkha studied in Modern School, New Delhi and graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi with a degree in English literature. She received a Master's in Mass...
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