ABOUT : Barkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist and columnist who works as a consulting editor with New Delhi based NDTV. Barkha is the host of the weekly, award-winning talk-show We The People as well as the daily prime-time show The Buck Stops Here. She emerged as a prominet figure after her frontline war reporting on the Kargil Conflict between India and Pakistan in 1999. Dutt has won many national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. Dutt was one of the journalists taped in the Radia tapes controversy.
STUDY : Barkha graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi with a degree in English literature. She received a Master’s in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication Research Center, New Delhi. She started her journalism career with NDTV and later rose to head the English news wing of the organisation. She also obtained a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University‘s Graduate School of Journalism, New York assisted by an Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation scholarship.
FAMILY : Barkha Dutt was born in New Delhi to S. P. Dutt, an Air India official, and Prabha Dutt, who was a well-known journalist with the Hindustan Times. Barkha credits her journalistic skills to her mother, a pioneer among women journalists in India. Barkha’s younger sister, Bahar Dutt, is also a television journalist working for CNN IBN.
MARRIED LIFE :After divorcing Mir, it is said that Barkha started dating and even married the economist and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Dr. Haseeb Drabu. Now since he was in the office from 2005 to 2010, it is most likely that she married him in these years.