Dilip Padgaonkar A man of culture and intellect

Dilip Padgaonkar, born on 1st May 1944, completed graduation in BA in Political Science from Fergusson College and did a diploma from French Institute of Cinematographic Studies before completing a doctorate in Human Sciences from the University of Paris, Sorbonne in 1968.

University of Paris where Padgaonkar completed his Doctorate.

He began his career as a journalist in 1968 when he was appointed as Paris Correspondent in Times of India. Soon after returning to India in 1973, he was appointed as the Assistant Editor of Times of India. He served as the editor from 1986-1994.

He worked as an international civil servant in UNESCO, first in Bangkok and then at the organization’s headquarters in Paris.

He became the Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Communication Associates (APCA), a multimedia organization active in news and current affairs on TV and in print journalism in 1994.

President Jacques Chirac awarded him the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest civilian distinction for his services to journalism.

He was a part of a three-member team of interlocutors appointed by the UPA government to hold talks with all sections of people in Jammu and Kashmir in 2005.

He supported the ‘Incredible Tiffin’ initiative, launched by the Cuisine Society of India.

He died at 72 on 25 November 2016.

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