B G Verghese

Profile

Designation: 
Honorary Research Professor

Journalist. Worked with the Times of India in Bombay and Delhi (1944-66) and was editor of the Hindustan Times (1969-75) and Indian Express (1982-86). Information Adviser to the Prime Minister (1966-68) and Information Consultant to the Defence Minister (2002). Gandhi Peace Foundation Fellow for Rural Development and Editor of "Voluntary Action", the monthly organ of the Association of Voluntary Agencies for Rural Development (AVARD) (1977-82). Research Professor and now Visiting Professor with the Centre for Policy Research since 1986 to date.

Recipient of the Magsaysay Award for Journalism, 1975. Served on several Boards and Committees, was Chairman of the National Institute of Design (1978-80), Member, National Integration Council, Press Council of India; National Security Advisory Board, Population Foundation of India, Centre for Science and Environment, Chair of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Delhi Chair of the Media Foundation, Editors Guild of India, Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers, National Commission for Integrated Water Resource Development, etc. Member of several Indian dialogue groups with Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, China, etc.

Writings and commentaries available at www.bgverghese.com.