‘TJS gives dignity to journalism’ ( Chosen for Kesari Media Award )

Veteran journalist T J S George has been chosen for the maiden Kesari Media Award instituted by the Kesari Memorial Journalist Trust.

Published: 12th August 2017 01:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2017 09:25 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Veteran journalist T J S George has been chosen for the maiden Kesari Media Award instituted by the Kesari Memorial Journalist Trust.Auteur Adoor Gopalakrishnan will present the award consisting of `50,000 cash prize, citation and a figurine designed by artist Bhattathiri to TJS at a function at Kesari Hall here at 11 am on Sunday.  Announcing the award Adoor who headed the jury, which also included Asianet News editor M G Radhakrishnan, Media Academy chairman R S Babu and Kesari Memorial Journalist Trust president C Rahim, said he was happy to present the award to TJS since the latter was instrumental in giving dignity to journalism.

T J S George


 “TJS is a model to journalists of our time and  future scribes also. He is not merely known for his journalistic achievements but for his contributions as a writer. His memoir ‘Ghoshayathra’ is  noted for its fluid prose and narrative on human life,” he said.  Radhakrishnan told the gathering TJS will remain an inspiration for upholding idealism in journalism.  “TJS’ name gives dignity not only to journalism, but to all fellow Malayalees,” he said.


 Babu said the academy will make a docu-fiction on TJS as part of its plans to produce docu-fictions on towering media personalities. Filmmaker Gireesh Kasaravally will helm the work on TJS.The jury said TJS who had received his higher education from Madras Christian College(MCC) started his journalistic career with the Free Press Journal in Mumbai.

Later, he joined the  International Press Institute and Searchlight. TJS was also the founder editor of Hong Kong-based Asia Week. He is currently Editorial Adviser, The New Indian Express.He has also authored several tomes with ‘Krishna Menon’,’Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore’, ‘The Life and Times of Nargis’, ‘Lessons in Journalism-  The Story of Pothen Joseph’  and  M S Subbulakshmi being the notable ones.

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