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T V Parasuram dies at 93

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Veteran journalist passed-away on February 14 in Bethesda, Maryland

TV Parasuram (Courtesy of NewsX)

TV Parasuram, a longtime US correspondent for the Press Trust of India (PTI), passed away on Tuesday, due to age-related illness, PTI reported.

Parasuram was born in Kerala in 1923. He started his journalism career in the US in late 1950s as a United Nations correspondent for India’s largest news agency, PTI.  He reported from New York.

Parasuram also worked as a US correspondent for another English daily, The Indian Express.

He received the prestigious Harvard Nieman Fellowship in 1959. He returned to India after 46-year of service in journalism in 2005; but returned to Washington later.

Well regarded in US media circles, Parasuram regularly covered news media conferences of US presidents all through his career.

Parasuram also authored two books: A Medal for Kashmir and India’s Jewish Heritage.

He is survived by his wife, Anantha Lakshmi, son Ashok Parasuram and daughter Anita.