One of the most widely respected editors and an inspirational figure to several generations of journalists, Boobli George Verghese died at his Gurgaon house. He was the editor of Hindustan Times from 1969 to 1975 and that of The Indian Express from 1982 to 1986.
In 1975, Verghese was given the Ramon Magsaysay award for his contribution to journalism. He served as the Information Advisor to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi between 1966 and 1969.
He was a crusader for civil rights and was part of the Editors Guild of India Fact Finding Mission after the Gujarat riots in 2002.
His famous work includes ‘Waters of Hope‘ (1990) and ‘Winning the Future‘ (1994) and his autobiography is ‘First Draft: Witness to Making of Modern India‘.