Ravish Kumar, who has been with NDTV since 1996, has often faced threats for his fearless plain-speak
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and BSP chief Mayawati were among senior political leaders who took to Twitter today to congratulate NDTV's Ravish Kumar for being honoured with the 2019 Magsaysay Award.
Ravish Kumar, who is one of five to be awarded the prestigious prize this year, has been recognised for "harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless" and for his "unfaltering commitment to a professional, ethical journalism of the highest standards".
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief, who won the 2006 Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership, tweeted his congratulations, welcoming Ravish Kumar to the "club of Magsaysay awardees".
"Delighted to hear the great news of Ravish Kumar being announced 2019 Ramon Magsaysay award. I welcome Ravish to the club of Magsaysay awardees and hope to see his brave journalism go from strength to strength in these difficult times. Many congratulations my friend," Mr Kejriwal wrote.