R.K. Karanjia 1912 – 2008

February 5, 2008

The New Post India reports that veteran journalist, editor and war correspondent Russi K. Karanjia passed away in Mumbai last Friday. He was 95. During World War II, he worked as a war correspondent, reporting from the front lines in Burma and the Assam region of India. He became famous in 1945 for publishing exclusive photographs of late Indian revolutionary leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and his Indian National Army. Over the years Karanjia interviewed Winston Churchill, Charles De Gaulle along with Nehru, Nasser, Khrushchev, Fidel Castro, Zhou En Lai and Yasser Arafat. India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh remarked on his passing,

‘Shri Karanjia was a respected and veteran journalist who received acclaim and recognition within and outside India for his rich contribution to the world of journalism. His outstanding achievements as a media personality set many new landmarks in the field of journalism,’ Manmohan Singh said in his message. link