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Mumbai Press club awards Ninan , NDTV editor Ravish Kumar

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NEW DELHI: Veteran business journalist T N Ninan has been honoured with the Red Ink Life Time Achievement Award of the Mumbai Press Club. The 'Red Ink Journalist of the Year' Award was given to NDTV India's senior executive editor Ravish Kumar for his consistent and good reporting on politics and issues that concern the common man.

The awards presented by Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao and Union Energy minister Piyush Goyal recognizes Ninan’s extensive contribution to business journalism through editorial leadership which he provided to a host of publications. Vinod Mehta, Kuldeep Nayar, N Ram, Mrinal Pande and Prannoy Roy were in the past honoured with the Life Time Achievement Award.

‘The Wire’, a news and public affairs website founded by Siddharth Varadarajan and Siddharth Bhatia, was adjudged the ‘Red Ink Start-up of the Year’.

The Mumbai Press Club also honoured posthumously Jagendra Singh of Shahjahanpur, UP with the ‘RedInk Veer Patrakar Puraskar. Jagendra Singh was allegedly killed for his exposes on illegal sand mining and other misdemeanours of a local politician in June 2015.

The Red Ink Awards for Excellence in journalism were given away in 10 categories for meritorious work in TV, print and digital formats. The categories were politics, crime, health and wellness, business, environment, human rights, photography, science and innovation, entertainment and lifestyle and sports.

The theme of the Red Ink Awards 2016 was 'To Rise Above It All' . A panel discussion held on the occasion reflected upon many challenges being faced by journalism in a period of increasing violence, vested interests and hashtag writings. The panel moderated by Shobha De comprised veteran journalist Meenaz Merchant, co-founder of Wire news portal, Siddharth Varadarajan, Moneylife Foundation’s Sucheta Dalal and NDTV editor Ravish Kumar.

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