MANILA, Aug 2 - Senior Indian journalist Ravish Kumar on Friday was awarded this year�s Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize. Kumar, 44, who is NDTV India�s senior executive editor, is one of India�s most influential TV journalists, the award citation by the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation said.
He is among five individuals who were declared winners of the award, which is Asia�s premier prize and highest honour and celebrates greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia.
Kumar, born in Jitwarpur village in Bihar, joined New Delhi Television Network (NDTV) in 1996 and worked his way up from being a field reporter. � PTI