Jatinder Pannu Wiki, Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

Jatinder Pannu

Jatinder Pannu is a reputed Indian journalist and a social activist. He is known for hosting a news show on the Prime Asia TV, a Canada-based Punjabi TV channel.

Wiki/Biography

Jatinder Singh Pannu was born on Tuesday, 19 October 1954 (age 66 years; as of 2020) in a small village Sakhira near Tarn Taran Sahib in Punjab. He did his primary schooling in this village and moved out at the age of 11 years.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Hair Colour: Grey

Eye Colour: Black

Jatinder Pannu

Family

Not much information is available about his family.

Career

As a Journalist

Jatinder has started his career by writing columns for the Punjabi language newspaper ‘Nawan Zamana,’ published in Jalandhar. According to him, the newspaper taught him the basics of journalism. Soon, he became the editor of the newspaper. Mr. Pannu had worked on the news show titled “Khas Khabar Ik Nazar,” which aired on every Friday morning on DD Punjabi, telecast from the Doordarshan Kendra Jalandhar.

Jatinder Pannu on a news segment on DD Punjabi

Jatinder Pannu on a news segment on DD Punjabi

Jatinder was the first journalist to host a news show aired on Prime Asia TV. As of 2020, he is the most viewed reporter on the Prime Asia TV, and his show ‘Prime Discussion With Jatinder Pannu’ has crossed more than 800 episodes. His main viewership comes from the Punjabis living abroad, and he is often praised for his outspoken views against the government.

Jatinder Pannu hosting his show on Prime Asia TV

Jatinder Pannu hosting his show on Prime Asia TV

As a Writer

As of 2020, Mr. Pannu has written six books, which include a satirical book named ‘Rang Duniya De,’ a poetry book titled ‘Ajj Nama,’ ‘Dastaan Pachhon De Panchiya Di,’ ‘Sikh Dharam De Samajik Sarokar,’ and many more. According to him, he had distributed the first two editions of ‘Sikh Dharam De Samajik Sarokar’ chargeless to youngsters as the purpose behind writing the book was to preach the youth about the Sikh culture.

Awards

  • 1992 (Winner): The National Media Award by the Small and Medium Newspapers Association of India
  • 2000 (Winner): Shiromani Patarkar Award by the Language Department of Punjab
  • 2019 (Winner): Harbhajan Halwarvi Award for his exemplary journalism

Facts/Trivia

  • Mr. Pannu has represented India at the United Nations Human Rights Commission held in Geneva.
  • Jatinder has a lifelong membership of Punjabi Sahit Akademi and Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha.
  • The journalist has also been associated with the All India Kisan Sabha, which was the peasant’s wing of the Communist Party of India. [1]The Tribune

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