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Popular Indian journalist, Ravish Kumar is much more than just a media personality in this country, as he is often regarded as the flag bearer of journalism. He is also an inspiration for millions of aspiring journalism and mass communication students across the nation, who want to make an impact on the society. Everyone is aware of the fact that Ravish Kumar is the Senior Executive Editor of the famous news channel, NDTV India. Over the years, he had hosted a series of programs on the channel like Hum Log, Desh Ki Baat, Prime Time, Ravish Ki Report and many more.
While on the professional front, Ravish Kumar is the idol of journalism students and one of the most influential people in the country. Only a few people know about his personal life. For most of his professional career and even today, Ravish prefers to keep his family away from the media limelight. While at the beginning it was a personal decision, it has now become an important precaution after he had received so many death threats in recent years. However, there's so much to know about Ravish Kumar's filmy love story with his wife, Nayana Dasgupta, and it is simply unmissable. But before we head into it, here's something you should know about Ravish Kumar's background and childhood. So without further ado, let's get straight into it!
It was on December 5, 1974, when renowned journalist, Ravish Kumar was born in a small village named, Jitwarpur in the East Champaran district of Bihar. The journalist had completed his high school education at Loyola High School in Patna. After which, for his higher studies, he moved to Delhi and had taken admission in the prestigious Deshbandhu College of the University of Delhi. Moving further in his education, Ravish pursued a post-graduate diploma in Hindi Journalism from IIMC (Indian Institue of Mass Communication).
After completing his studies, Ravish Kumar had joined the news channel, NDTV in the year 1996, and the rest, as they say, is history. So far in his journalism career, Ravish Kumar has received a series of awards for his unfiltered and brave work in the field of journalism. However, some of the most important awards with which he was bestowed are the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Kuldip Nayar Journalism Award, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award and Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award.
When NDTV's Senior Executive Editor, Ravish Kumar was studying in Delhi University's famous college, Deshbandhu College, he was also preparing for the civil services exams. During his college days, while he was a brilliant student, of course, Ravish was not the most talkative one. However, when this shy youngster from Bihar met Nayana Dasgupta for the first time at a college event, he couldn't stop himself from falling in love with her.
The Kolkata-born girl, Nayana Dasgupta was pursuing BA in Delhi's Indraprastha college, and after that, she had also gone on to do an MA from Jawaharlal Nehru University. During her graduation, Nayana and Ravish's frequent meetings had created a bond in-between them that had soon transformed into love. If the media reports are to be believed, Nayana was the one, who had helped Ravish in learning the English language. Soon their frequent meetings and intellectual discussions deepened their connection with each other, and the much-in-love couple was dipped in the colours of love.
From spending quality time with each other during their college days to helping each other grow in their respective careers, Ravish Kumar and Nayana Dasgupta were quite serious about one another. Despite knowing the fact that Nayana is a Bengali and Ravish is a Brahmin, the lovers continued their love story and kept on dating each other with the hope that when the time came, they'll convince their respective families for their inter-caste marriage.
Yes! It was an inter-caste marriage since Ravish Kumar was a Brahmin and Nayana Dasgupta was a Bengali. The couple dated each other for seven years, and after that, they told their families about their decision to marry each other. However, it wasn't a cakewalk for them!
After being with each other for 7-long-years, Ravish Kumar and Nayana Dasgupta have had decided to tell their parents about their decision to marry one another. The couple was ready to face the backlash but were convinced they would persude them. However, when the time came, the two families rejected the proposal quite strictly and directly. It was a tough time for Ravish and Nayana, as they couldn't even imagine marrying someone else. Despite his best efforts, Ravish's family didn't agree with his wish to marry Nayana Dasgupta, after which he decided to leave his family for the love of his life.
After Ravish Kumar had decided to marry his eternal love, Nayana Dasgupta, he had bid farewell to his family, who had cut down all ties with him. If the reports are to be believed, not a single family member was present at his wedding, and there's no denying saying that Ravish sacrificed many things for his love.
After their wedding, Ravish Kumar and his wife, Nayana Dasgupta kick-started their happy married life. While Ravish works in NDTV, Nayana is a professor of history in Delhi University's Lady Shri Ram College for Women. After some years of their marriage, the much-in-love couple is blessed with two daughters, and no details of them are on the internet. The doting parents have kept their kids away from the limelight. Time and again, in many of his interviews, we have seen Ravish talking about his daughters and admitting that he couldn't spend much time with them because of his demanding profession.
Well, we are in love with Ravish Kumar and Nayana Dasgupta's filmy love story. What about you? Let us know!