Pushpesh Pant Height, Age, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Married
Profession: Food Critic & Historian
Age: 75 Years

Pushpesh Pant

Profession(s)• Academician
• Professor
• Historian
• Food critic
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite (half-bald)
AwardsIn 2016, then-President of India Pranab Mukherjee awarded him Padma Shri.
Pushpesh Pant was awarded Padma Shri by then-President Pranab Mukherjee in 2016
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear: 1947
Age (as of 2022) 75 Years
BirthplaceNainital, Uttarakhand, India
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenHe has a son who made a documentary on food.
ParentsHis father was a doctor, and his mother was a homemaker. His mother was also a brilliant cook and polymath.

Pushpesh Pant

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pushpesh Pant

  • Pushpesh Pant is an Indian scholar, academic, historian, food critic, and professor who has worked extensively for the promotion of Indian food through his books and shows. He has also written many articles for various reputed publications like Forbes, Open, Outlook, The Times of India, and The Tribune.
  • He studied in different cities including Delhi and Agra.
  • After completing his studies, he started working as a professor at Delhi University. He taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi as a professor of International Relations before his retirement.
  • He has also given many lectures at the IAS preparation academy BYJU’S regarding arts, culture, and international relations.
  • He appeared in many episodes of the TV series Raja, Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyaan, which showcased the traditional royal culinary practices and the history of dishes of India.
  • He was instrumental in setting up the menu of the Hyatt Regency’s Indian speciality restaurant Aangan at Bhikaji Cama Place, Delhi. He was a friend of the chef Jiggs Kalra of the restaurant, who asked his help to set up the menu.
  • His contribution to the promotion of Indian foods has been recognised by many chefs including the Indian Michelin-star chef Atul Kochhar who works in Benares restaurant in London.
  • Pant has written various anecdotes about celebrities who were very serious about the food. He once shared a story of the noted singer Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan who was invited to perform at a three-day function, where the hosts served him vegetarian food; however, Khan was fond of non-vegetarian food. When a few people in the audience complained that his performance was not up to the mark, he replied ‘Ey khaana toh ey gaana (For food like this, music like this).
  • His father liked paan.
  • He once replied to the British historian Edward Anderson who said that Idli is the most boring food in the world by describing Idli as a source of vegetable proteins and perfectly balanced food. He added that it requires less oil to prepare, and it is also easy to digest.
  • He once wrote a reply to the vile tweet by historian Audrey Truschke about the Hindu epic Ramayana and Hindu God Rama in an article. He wrote that he cannot remain silent to the vile abuses hurled by Indian or foreign scholars even though he is an atheist and beef-eating Hindu with a thick skin.