Born: 18 December 1955
- He is an Indian photojournalist and an independent photographer based in New Delhi, India.
- He is noted for his photography, as an educator running photography workshops, and as manager of MediaWeb, a software company specializing in photo database solutions and server-based digital archiving systems.
- He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2013.
- In 2014, he received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
- From 1984 until 2000, he was represented by the French-American news photo agency, Gamma Liaison during which time he primarily covered conflicts and developments in the South Asian region.
- His photographs were published in New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Business Week, National Geographic, GEO, Der Spiegel, Figaro, Paris Match, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian, and Observer Magazine, among others.
- He incisively covered the catastrophic Bhopal Gas Tragedy, the funeral of Indira Gandhi and aftermath of her assassination—the Hindu-Sikh riots, the rise of the Khalistani movement, the political career of Rajiv Gandhi, the funeral of Mother Teresa, the cyclones in Bangladesh, the Nellie conflict in Assam, and the demolition of the Babri Masjid, which almost got him killed; among many other news stories.
- He was awarded the World Press Photo of the Year in 1984 for his now-iconic image of a half-buried child victim of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
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December 18, 2019