Journalist Ravish Kumar was awarded as first Gauri Lankesh Memorial Award

Journalist Ravish Kumar was awarded as first Gauri Lankesh Memorial Award

Senior journalist and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Ravish Kumar received the first Gauri Lankesh Memorial Award in Bengaluru


He was chosen for the award for sharp news analysis and uncompromising secular stance by the Gauri Lankesh Memorial Trust, founded in memory of the journalist.

Key highlights:
  • Three books launched at the event titled Delhi Nota by senior journalist D Umapathi, Ravish Kumar’s ‘Free Voices’ translated as Maatige Enu Kadime and Neera Nade by Prof Vinaya Okkunda.
  • Gauri Lankesh
  • Gauri Lankesh is an Indian journalist-turned-activist from Bangalore, Karnataka. She worked as an editor in Lankesh Patrike, a Kannada weekly started by her father P. Lankesh and ran her own weekly called Gauri Lankesh Patrike. She was shot to death by assailants outside her home in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on 5 September 2017. On behalf of her, we give the award to the journalists who are eminent in their work.

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