Senior journalist, television commentator and interviewer Karan Thapar will be honoured with the GK Reddy memorial award for journalism for the year 2016.
Founder and convener of TSR foundation T Subbarami Reddy said the members of the foundation had unanimously decided to bestow the GK Reddy memorial Award on Thapar, who hosts a daily show on India Today TV and is a weekly columnist for Hindustan Times.
The TSR foundation award committee works under the chairmanship of Karan Singh (MP), and has Anand Sharma (MP), Kantha GK Reddy and T Subbarami Reddy as its members.
The GK Reddy award consists a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, a gold medal and a special trophy.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi will present the award to Thapar at a function that will be presided over by Karan Singh, chairman of the award committee. Anand Sharma will be the guest of honour at the event.
The GK Reddy Award was instituted in the memory of distinguished journalist GK Reddy.