Veteran in Journalism, ‘ABK’ honoured

Senior Journalist ABK Prasad

The Writers’ Academy, Visakhapatnam honourably felicitated Senior Journalist Anne Bhavani Koteswara Prasad for contributing 62 years of his service to the field of Journalism on Saturday, 30th March 2018 at Vedika, Daspalla Hotel, Visakhapatnam. Honourable guests were Supreme Court Judge Sri Jasti Chelameshwar, Central Information Commissioner Madhabhusi Sridhar, Chairman of the Lok Nayak Foundation, Sakshi Editorial Director Ramachandra Murthy and Former Member of Parliment Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad and other dignitaries relating to journalism graced the occasion with their presence.

As a part of the event, an honoured tribute was also paid to ABK’s wife, Mrs. Sudha Rani who was a towering support to the journalism legend and has recently rested in peace.

ABK Prasad was an editor of all the mainstream Telugu newspapers and a major part of evolution in media. He as an author, orator and was the Chairman, Official Language Commission wore many hats with élan. As he plans to pen down his professional biography, his journey of six decades in journalism has been noteworthy with his path breaking views on many social issues and politics.

Addressing on the occasion, Justice Chelameshwar mentioned his relationship with ABK Prasad and said that Prasad being a native of the farmer’s lifestyle; used his background as a tool to sustain in the journalism and he wished that the civil society should be watchful in uninhibited flow of foreign investments, protecting secularism and promoting self-reliance in industries.

Madabhushi Sridhar highlighted many ABK’s accomplishments on social issues like Women’s Rights, Women Empowerment and his experience of his prime years of journalism with ABK Prasad.

Chairman of Lok Nayak Foundation and Former MP Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad praised ABK Prasad for his prodigious establishments in nurturing the journalistic values for all time trends.

Senior journalist K.Ramachandra Murthy extolled ABK Prasad as the ‘Editor’s’ editor. Chairman of Writers Academy V.V.Ramana Murthy, reminisced his work in publications under the esteemed guidance of ABK Prasad.

The event concluded on various journalists felicitating ABK Prasad with garlands and shawls and paying their reverence to the veteran.