Prabhu Chawla born in Lahore, Punjab, British India in 1946. He is allumni of Deshbandhu college University of Delhi . He started his career as an economics lecturer in Delhi University. He is the Editorial Director of The New Indian Express, a Chennai-based newspaper in India. Earlier he was the Editor-in-Chief of the same newspaper. Prior to his assignment with The New Indian Express, he was the editor of Language publications in India Today news magazine. Before holding this post he worked as the Editorial Director of the magazine for 24 years until August 2010.
Awards - Prabhu Chawla was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government in 2003. A chronological list of various awards and recognitions -
2016: Punjabi Icon Award 2016: Lifetime Achievement Award - 5th IMWA 2016 awards 2010: Global Punjabi Society Achievers Award 2009: Indian Television Academy Award for the Best News and Current Affairs Anchor for Seedhi Baat programme that featured people in the news from politics, culture to sports 2008: Indian Television Academy Award for the Best Talk Show Host 2008: Sansui Television Best TV Anchor Award 2005 : The Hero Honda-Indian Television Academy (ITA) Best Anchor award for `Seedhi Baat’ (telecast on Aajtak) 2003: Padma Bhushan by the President of India 2003: Telly Awards — TV NEWS ANCHOR OF THE YEAR 1998: TSR Kalapeetham Life Time Achievement Award 1989 : GK REDDY MEMORIAL AWARD for “in recognition of proficiency in writing about national and international events. An acknowledgement of the range and depth of political reporting in India Today.’’ 1985-86: FEROZE GANDHI MEMORIAL AWARD for “meticulous reporting of national affairs and investigative stories”. 1984: VEERESALINGAM NVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD instituted by Dr Vasireddi Malathi Trust Hithakarini Samaj, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh