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Out of the shadows, Into the spotlight

DNMUM417767 | 7/8/2018 | Author : Kumar Ketkar | WC :1732

JUST BEFORE MONDAY
He is best known today as Indira Gandhi’s advisor, the man who guided her through the tricky waters of politics and policy. But PN Haksar was so much more. Kumar Ketkar recounts the many fascinating facets of the man

Very few people know him or much about him today. He passed away 20 years ago. Most TV media anchors or even editors of dailies or magazines may have vaguely heard of him, if at all. But they do not really know the man who was at the centre of power and sometimes the epicentre of controversies in the 1960s and 70s. Not their fault. Some of them may not have even been born when this legendary person towered over that period. He was Parameshwar Narain Haksar (PNH).
Jairam Ramesh, politician and historian (only a few can merit the joint credentials), has resurrected the man who had become a figure buried in bureaucratic files and in the memories of people who lived in that era. The title, Intertwined Lives: PN Haksar And Indira Gand
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