K. R. Malkani


1921 – 2003


Who was K. R. Malkani?

K. R. Malkani was Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, India from 2002 till his death on October 27, 2003. He was the Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party from 1991 to 1994. Mr Malkani was an author and a journalist. He is the only person till date to have held the post of the chief editor of both 'Organiser' and 'Panchjanya'. Born at Hyderabad,Sindh,India on November 19, 1921, he had his education at Hyderabad, Pune, Karachi, Mumbai and Harvard. A professor and journalist, Malkani was associated with the Jana Sangh since its formation and was one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the year 1980. He was Vice-President of the Deendayal Research Institute, New Delhi from 1983 to 1990. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2000. He served as editor of many newspapers and was General Secretary of the Editors Guild of India from 1978 to 1979. He has written several articles and books including "The Midnight Knock", "The R.S.S. Story", and "The Sindh Story", his most popular book on history. His book India First is a compilation of some of his articles over the last several years. His last book, "Political Mysteries", explores several major Indian political assassinations including that of Mahatma Gandhi, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, the "Kashmir Princess", "Kanishka aircraft" bombing and the Purulia arms dropping case. The book is a result of his nearly ten years of research. He died on 27 October 2003. He was the youngest brother of N R Malkani. He is survived by two sons Arvind and Vikram and a daughter, Sindhu.

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