Veteran journo & litterateur Dr Manohar Prabhakar is no more

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Dr Manohar Prabhakar, veteran journalist, litterateur and PR academician, passed away after a protracted illness at SDMH Hospital in early Saturday. He was 82.
Dr Prabhakar's mortal remains were cremated at the Lolkothi Cremation Ground where hundreds of people including journalists, writers, politicians, and his student scholars were present.
After retiring from the Directorate of Information and Public Relations as Director, he joined Rajasthan Patrika as Magazine Editor where he worked for about five years. During 2004-06, Dr Prabhakar was associated with The Tribune as the newspaper’s Correspondent in Jaipur.
In last sixty years of writings, he wrote eight poetry books, six books in journalism and public relations, six books on various subjects related to Rajasthan's freedom struggle, tens of children's books, apart from doing a series of translations of books including one on  Ravindranath Thakur, Megh Doot. He was also a Consulting Editor of Communication Today, Media Quarterly published from Jaipur
The Bhopal-based Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism has awarded its prestigious fellowship to Dr  Prabhakar for undertaking a critical study of Hindi journalism in Rajasthan during the post-Independence period.
Dr. Prabhakar's book in Hindi on the rise and growth of journalism in Rajasthan received the coveted Bharatendu Award of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in 1983. The I&B Ministry gave away the same award to him again in 2000 for authoring a book on the craft of journalistic writings.
He had received  dozens of other awards including, Best PR Professional award at International Conference at Bangalore, Lokmitra Award, Rajasthan Sahitya Akedmi Award besides a columnist in a number of English and Hindi newspapers in his 70s.
Dr Prabhakar leaves behind his wife, two sons, two daughters, and great grand kids.


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