The most respected name in the journalism field and the Election Man of India turns 65 today. He is the pioneer of broadcast journalism in the country and nurtured many young guns in his long carrier.
Wishing him on his birth day, Senior Journalist, Rajdeep Sardesai says, "Prannoy Roy is a giant and pioneer of television industry, lots of people including me owe a lot to him. I would certainly not be in this industry without his guidance and inspiration.”
Prannoy Roy brought the country to the edge of its seat with his innate knack of translating the complicated facts of election politics and budget number crunching into straight-to-the-point analysis.
Roy, have always looked to maintain its credibility, staying true to its tenet of serious journalism. Suave and with a calm demeanour, Roy may seem an aberration to today’s generation of viewers used to high-decibel anchoring.
Several years and thousands of anchoring hours on, he has questioned and examined salient facts about how the news affects his viewers’ lives.
He has been adjudged the television personality of the millennium by the Indian Express poll and has contributed to various national and international publications.
Roy has a doctorate in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant from London.
Roy has also served as Economic Advisor with the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.