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Ashis Ray

Ashis Ray is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist. He is the longest serving Indian foreign correspondent, having uninterruptedly worked in this capacity since 1977, mainly for BBC and CNN, but also for ITN, Ananda Bazar Patrika Group and The Times of India. He was editor-at-large at CNN and currently appears on BBC’s Dateline programme.


He is also the world’s senior-most still active cricket commentator. He has written two bestselling books on cricket published by HarperCollins and Bloomsbury, and has produced two internationally acclaimed TV documentaries, the second of which was shortlisted for a BAFTA.


Ray is the incumbent president of Indian Journalists’ Association (Europe), having been elected to this post for a sixth time.


He is the author of the critically praised investigative book Laid to Rest: The Controversy Over Subhas Chandra Bose’s Death.