Everyone has heard and knows about this successful man in India. Prannoy Roy is one of the most famous TV and digital journalists in India. He is also the creator and professional of the British Chartered Accountant and Economist. At the moment, he owns the most popular and most extensive network of TV channels in India. Every day, his channels transmit current news and form a link between the Indian government and the ordinary people. In the following lines of the text, we will take a closer look at the life of this famous Indian.
Roy was born on 15 October 1949. Prannoy has raised in Calcutta in West Bengal.
His father is the chief executive officer of an Indian unit of a British company, his mother being a teacher. Otherwise, his mother is Irish. He graduated from Doon School and then attended Haileybury and Imperial Service College in the UK because he received a scholarship. There he received a Ph.D. in Economics from the School of Economics, Delhi. He graduated with the highest honors, First Class Honors from Queen Mary College, London. He then went on to study at Delhi to receive a Ph.D. from the Delhi School of Economics.
Prannoy Roy’s career began by analyzing elections and the state budget on national Indian television Doordarshan. He was also a journalist for BBC World News’ Question Time India, as he was an expert in these areas.
He soon became the host for two television programs, “The News Tonight” and “The World This Week,” which entered the race for the best television shows in India in a very tight category. Thirty-two years ago, along with his wife, he made a television station called New Delhi Television. Subsequently, he made India’s 24-hour English news channel NDTV 24 × 7.
With the development of a successful television career, Prannoy Roy is also an Economic Advisor in the Indian Government’s Ministry of Finance. Also, he is an Associate Professor at the Delhi School of Economics. In college, Roy did research and created a macro-econometric forecasting model for the Indian economy. He is a highly respected expert in India and a consultant to the India division of international accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ten years ago, Prannoy Roy became a part of the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. He uses his position to raise awareness of valuable and sensitive national and world issues such as women’s rights and child labor.
Through his television, he focused on important issues in his country and launched projects such as Greenathon, 7 Wonders of India, and the Save Our Tigers campaign. For the Save Our Tigers campaign, he received the prestigious award for the Best Public Service Campaign for a Brand by a News Channel in 201.
The Net Worth of Prannoy Roy
The successful journalist has around net worth of 0$ 3.5 million. He earned most of his wealth as a professional journalist and as a government worker. He also makes a considerable part of his income as an expert consultant.