Ravish Kumar named 2019 Ramon Magsaysay winner

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 “In electing Ravish Kumar to receive the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award, the board of trustees recognizes his unfaltering commitment to a professional, ethical journalism of the highest standards; his moral courage in standing up for truth, integrity and independence…”

NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar has been honoured with the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award — the highest honour given to Asian individuals

Those wondering what is Ramon Magsaysay award, here is short info about the this prestigious award

It is named after Ramon Magsaysay, the third president of the Republic of the Philippines after World War II. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation gives the prize to Asian individuals achieving excellence in their respective fields. The awards were given in six categories, five of which were discontinued in 2009: (Source Wikipedia)

Who are other Indians personalities who won Ramon Magsaysay award?

Below are name of the award winners

YearRecipientNationality or Base Country
1961Amitabha ChowdhuryIndia
1962Mother TeresaIndia
1965Jayaprakash NarayanIndia
1967Satyajit RayIndia
1974M.S. SubbulakshmiIndia
1975Boobli George VergheseIndia
1976Sombhu MitraIndia
1981Gour Kishore GhoshIndia
1982Manibhai DesaiIndia
1982Arun ShourieIndia
1984R. K. LaxmanIndia
1985Baba AmteIndia
1989Lakshmi Chand JainIndia
1991K. V. SubbannaIndia
1992Ravi ShankarIndia
1993Banoo Jehangir CoyajiIndia
1994Kiran BediIndia
1996Pandurang Shastri AthavaleIndia
1996T. N. SeshanIndia
1997Mahasweta DeviIndia
1999SwapnilIndia
2000Jockin ArputhamIndia
2002Sandeep PandeyIndia
2003James Michael LyngdohIndia
2004Laxminarayan RamdasIndia
2005V. ShantaIndia
2006Arvind Kejriwal[1]India
2007Palagummi SainathIndia
2009Deep JoshiIndia
2011Nileema MishraIndia
2011Harish HandeIndia
2012Kulandei FrancisIndia
2015Sanjiv ChaturvediIndia
2015Anshu Gupta And Sanjiv ChaturvediIndia
2016Thodur Madabusi Krishna[2]India
2018Sonam WangchukIndia
2018Bharat VatwaniIndia
2019Ravish KumarIndia
2019Ravish KumarIndia

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