Barkha Dutt

Profession: Journalist

Father of Barkha Dutt

S.P. Dutt (Air India Official)

Husband/Spouse of Barkha Dutt

1st Husband- Mr Mir
2nd Husband- Dr Haseeb Drabu

Mother of Barkha Dutt

Prabha Dutt (Journalist)

Awards, Honours, Achievements of Barkha Dutt

Won the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson in 2008
Named in the list of 100 'Global Leaders of Tomorrow' by the World Economic Forum in 2001 and 2008
Ramnath Goenka Award for Journalist of the Year in 2005
Awarded the Best TV News Anchor (English) at the first Indian News Television Awards in 2007
Won the Journalist of the Year Award by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association
In 2008, she won the Indian News Broadcasting Award for the Most Intelligent News Show Host
In 2008, she was awarded the Padma Shri, the 4th highest civilian honour, by the Manmohan Singh Government
She received the C.H. Mohammed Koya National Journalism Award in 2009
In 2012, she won the Personality of the Year Award by Association for International Broadcasting

Controversies of Barkha Dutt

While covering the 2002 Gujarat riots, she violated the guidelines of the Press Council of India by identifying the victims as Hindus and Muslims.   In November 2010, during the Radia Tapes Controversy in the 2G Scam, Barkha Dutt's conversations with Niira Radia were leaked and she became the face of the Radia Tapes Controversy. Barkha Dutt apologised later.   On 27 July 2016, Barkha Dutt tweeted about Arnab Goswami, stating that she is ashamed to be from the same industry as him. This tweet was a response to Arnab Goswami's statement, demanding a strict response action against the 'pseudo-secular and pro-Pakistan' journalists. Barkha was criticised for this tweet as Arnab had not named anyone and still Barkha took a jibe at him.  

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