Sri G Manjusainath
Award Category : Media Person of the Year
Year : 2016
WHY THE CITY’S LAKES, FORESTS AND HILLS ARE THANKING THIS ACE REPORTER. (AND YOU SHOULD, TOO)
While most of us have been going about our daily lives, the land mafia (in collusion with the authorities) has been silently swallowing up the city’s lakes, forests and hills. It took years of patient and painstaking investigative journalism for G Manjusainath, a Deccan Herald reporter to bring these gross injustices to light. From reclaiming the Chikka Kallasandra and Venkatnarayana Kere lakes to the Hanumagiri Hill (mysteriously declared a pasture land) to the encroached Thurahalli Forest, he has fought tirelessly for our land.