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Vishweshwar Bhat

Vishweshwar Bhat
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Born (1966-07-22) 22 July 1966 (age 53)

Vishweshwar Bhat is a journalist in Karnataka, India and a well known writer in Kannada language. He was the editor of Vijaya Karnataka and Kannada Prabha newspapers and the television channel Suvarna News. He started a media house in Karnataka by name Vishwakshara Media Pvt. Ltd. as Managing Director with well known Jewellery business man Sri KP Nanjundi as Chairman of the group. He is the Editor in Chief of the proposed Kannada daily Vishwavani which was relaunched on 15 January 2016 all over Karnataka, prior to which it was being published and circulated only in Hubballi, headed by renowned Kannada writer Patil Puttappa. Viswavani completed its 3rd anniversary on January 16th 2020. Vishweshwar Bhat is a recipient Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadiga Awards to felicitate achievers in respective fields. He was also the recipient of Rajyotsava Awards conferred by Government of Karnataka for his achievements as journalist in the year 2005.

Hails from Murur, Kumta, Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. is a postgraduate in Geology and a goldmedalist(4) in MA journalism. Had a brief stint as Assistant professor at Asian School of Journalism and also officer on special duty to Ananth Kumar, Minister of Tourism and culture in Vajpayee government.[1]

In early 2011, Bhat became the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Kannada Prabha, where he had previously served for four years as sub-editor. Bhat had resigned from VK at the end of 2010, stating he intended to pursue higher studies, and had started a blog.[2][3]

He has written 68 books in Kannada.

In August 2012 Bhat was allegedly one of the journalists who was being targeted by terror suspects for harbouring anti-Islamic sentiments.[4]

References

  1. ^ "".
  2. ^ "Vishweshwar Bhat begins new innings as Editor of Kannada Prabha". Coastaldigest.com. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Issue 6". 23 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Confessions by terror suspects to the police".

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