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Arnab Goswami (Journalist) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Arnab Goswami

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameArnab Ranjan Goswami
Profession(s)Journalist, News Anchor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 October 1973
Age (as in 2018) 45 Years
BirthplaceGuwahati, Assam, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
NationalityIndian
HometownGuwahati, Assam, India
School(s)• Mount St. Mary's School, Delhi Cantonment
• Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jabalpur Cantonment
College/University• Hindu College, Delhi University, New Delhi
• Oxford University, England
Educational Qualification(s)• Graduation in Sociology
• Masters in Social Anthropology
DebutTV: NDTV (1995-Present)
ReligionHinduism
CasteBrahmin
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Address (Republic TV)Bombay Dyeing Compound, Worli, Mumbai 400 018
HobbiesReading, Travelling, Watching Movies
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2003: Asian Television Award for Best Presenter or Anchor
2007: Society Young Achievers Award
2010: Assamese of the Year Award by News Live
2010: Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism (TV) by the Indian Express Group
Controversies• In March 2015, while he was driving towards Worli in Mumbai, he saw a businessman driving his Lamborghini car at a high speed on the Bandra Worli Sea Link. After that, Arnab called the Mumbai Police to take some action, and Police arrested the businessman later.
• In May 2017, The Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL), which owns TimesNow TV channel, lodged a police complaint against Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, claiming infringement of Intellectual Property Rights and other charges.
• Some criticised the way of his talking in TV panel discussion. A CPI (Communist Party of India) activist, Kavita Krishnan, denounced his channel for branding rape-accused as rapist, terror-accused as terrorist.
• On May 26, 2017, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor lodged a defamation case in the Delhi High Court against Goswami's TV channel Republic TV for linking Tharoor to Sunanda Pushkar's death.
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affair/GirlfriendPipi Goswami
Family
Wife/SpousePipi Goswami
Arnab Goswami with his wife
Children2
ParentsFather- Manoranjan Goswami (Retd. Colonel)
Arnab Goswami's father
Mother- Suprabha Goswami
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- 1 (Indian Defence Service)
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Favourite MusicianBhupen Hazarika (Assamese Playback Singer)
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹1 Crore/Month

Arnab Goswami

Some Lesser Known Facts About Arnab Goswami

  • Does Arnab Goswami smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Arnab Goswami drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • His family belongs to a village in Assam’s Borpeta district. Later, his family migrated to Shillong and finally settled in Guwahati.
  • His grandfather, Rajani Kanta Goswami was a judge and a freedom fighter who served as a leader of the Indian National Congress.
  • His uncle, Dinesh Goswami, was the union law minister in the short-lived Vishwanath Pratap Singh government.
  • When Arnab was in 6th standard, he got interested in debate contests.
  • Arnab was born into a Bengali Brahmin family.
  • He started his career as a journalist in early 1990s with ‘The Telegraph‘ newspaper in Kolkata.
  • In 1995, he joined NDTV as a news broadcaster and after 3 years, he became a news editor.
  • He also worked as a news anchor in DD Metro channel and Star News, alongside Rajdeep Sardesai.
  • In 1998, his father contested for BJP in the general election from Guwahati, but he lost to Congress candidate, Bhubaneswar Kalita.

    Bhubaneswar Kalita defeated Aranab's Father

    Bhubaneswar Kalita defeated Aranab’s Father

  • His father was in the Indian Army, so his childhood was spent in different cities due to the transferable job of his father.
  • In 2002, he authored his first book, ‘Combating Terrorism: The Legal Challenge.’

    Arnab Goswami's book Combating Terrorism The Legal Challenge

    Arnab Goswami’s book Combating Terrorism: The Legal Challenge

  • In 2015, during a debate on a Times Now show, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra showed her middle finger to Goswami on air.

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  • In the same year, he became the 1st journalist to ring the opening bell at the BSE on its 140th year.

    Arnab Goswami ringing opening bell at BSE

    Arnab Goswami ringing the opening bell at BSE

  • Though, he has an image of not letting others speak on his show, but, in real life, he is a good listener.
  • His sister works for Indian Defence and his brother-in-law is in Indian Army.
  • He considers Assamese singer, Late Bhupen Hazarika as his role model.
  • In November 2016, he shocked everyone after announcing his departure from Times Now, to start his venture, Republic TV.

  • On 6 May 2017, he launched his own English news channel Republic TV, that became the first news channel in India to be aired live on Hotstar.
  • Republic TV beat its rival channel in English genre Times Now and grabbed the #1 spot within a week of its launch.
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