Arun Shourie

A Padma Shree Awardee, Eminent Economist, Journalist and Author


Arun Shourie, an economist, journalist & author, has worked as an economist with the World Bank, a consultant to the planning commission of India & an editor with the Indian Express & The Times of India.

He is also the former Minister of Disinvestment, Communication & Information Technology in the government of India

He even pledged Rs. 12 crore for setting up of Bio-Sciences & Bio-engineering Department at the IIT Kanpur in 2000. 

He was honored with the ‘Padma Bhushan’ in 1990. He has written many books, on a diverse range of subjects like corruption, detrimental effects of religion on society & other relevant issues.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He has been called a veteran journalist and won the ‘Ramon Magsaysay Award’ in 1982, in the journalism, literature and creative communication arts category.

In 2000, he was named as one of the International Press Institute’s World Press Freedom Heroes. He has also received the ‘International Editor of the Year Award’ and ‘The Freedom to Publish Award’.

He has written many books like ‘The Commissioner of Lost Causes’, ‘Eminent Historians, ‘Courts and Their Judgements’ and many more. 

Why Arun Shourie ?

Arun’s views on affairs are considered highly relevant and are known to provide a clearer perspective on things. His informal and honest talk style resonates with audiences. 

His books have been described as the creation of a smart, determined, muckraking journalist, with a wide if idiosyncratic learning, a passion for the freedoms of speech and press, and a desire to get beneath current events to address underlying issues.

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