Nayar, Ram named for lifetime achievement award

Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Two veteran journalists – Kuldip Nayar and N. Ram – have been selected for this year’s ‘RedInk Lifetime Achievement Award’ instituted by the Mumbai Press Club, an official said here Monday.

Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan will bestow the awards on them and 20 other journalists who have won it in different categories, at a special function May 25.

They were selected by the club based on a survey of leading and senior journalists from all over India.

Nayar is a renowned columnist and peace activist, a former Rajya Sabha member and a former Indian High Commissioner to Britain.

Ram, who headed The Hindu Group for over two decades, has been accorded Padma Bhushan by the Indian government and Sri Lanka Ratna by the Sri Lankan government.

“It is a privilege to honour such distinguished journalists at the RedInk 2013 Awards. Their contribution to the media and professional achievements speak volumes and serve as a motivation to us all,” said Mumbai Press Club president Gurbir Singh.

This year, the RedInk Awards received over 900 entries from all over India in categories like business, politics, crime, sports, media and entertainment, health and environment, TV story, science and innovation and photo-journalism.

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