Veteran journalist and Indian Express columnist Inder Malhotra passed away in Delhi on Saturday. He was 86 and had been on the ventilator for some time.
Malhotra began his career in journalism at United Press of India after graduating from Punjab University. After finishing university, he worked with the Statesman, the Times of India and the Guardian.
He was also a Nehru Fellow and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. The renowned journalist was awarded the Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement award in 2013.
Malhotra has authored several books including Indira Gandhi: A Personal & Political Biography (1989) and Dynasties of India And Beyond (2003). He was also working on the book Indian Security: Past, Present and Future which remains unfinished.
Malhotra began his career at the United Press of India news agency and went on to hold editorial positions at leading dailies.
Malhotra was Editor of The Times of India, New Delhi from 1978-86. Before that he worked for The Statesman for 15 years, first as the Political Correspondent and Chief of the Bureau and then as Deputy Editor.
He is survived by his son Anil Revri.
[with inputs from PTI]