Abhay Chhajlani
अभय छजलानी
Born(1934-08-04)4 August 1934
Died23 March 2023(2023-03-23) (aged 88)
Resting placeIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
EducationDegree in journalism, Thomson Foundation Cardiff, 1965
TitleChief Editor of Nai Dunia
AwardsPadma Shri, Shrikant Verma Award

Abhay Chhajlani (4 August 1934 – 23 March 2023) was an Indian journalist[1] and the chief editor of the Indore-based daily, Nai Dunia.[citation needed] He was the president of the Indian Newspaper Society,[2] a post to which he was elected in 2002.[3] He also served the society as a member of its executive committee.[4] He was associated with Blood Donation 365 Days, an initiative promoting blood donation.[5] He was the chairman of Abhay Prashal, a social facility in Indore[6] and participated in several social forums.[7] The government of India awarded him the fourth-highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2009, for his contributions to journalism.[8]

Abhay Chhajlani belonged to the founding family of Naidunia and was chairman of the Indore Table Tennis Trust in 1994.[citation needed] He was also a member of the Indian Languages Newspaper Association and served as president of the member executive committee.[citation needed]

Chhajlani died on 23 March 2023, at the age of 88.[9]

Awards and recognition


  1. ^ "Scribes mourn MV's demise". Free Press Journal. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Padma Bhushan for Shekhar Gupta; Padma Shri for Abhay Chhajlani, Alok Mehta". Exchange 4 Media. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Abhay Chhajlani elected INS chief". The Hindu. 28 September 2002. Archived from the original on 7 February 2005. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Deccan Herald's KN Tilak Kumar replaces Ashish Bagga as new Indian Newspaper Society President". 13 September 2012. Economic Times. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Blood Donation Camp Hosted By Abhay Chhajlani". Blood Donation 365 days. 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Welcome to Abhay Prashal Sports Club". Abhay Prashal Sports Club. 2016. Archived from the original on 9 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  7. ^ N. S. Sisodia, Sujit Dutta (2005). India and the World: Selected Articles from IDSA Journals, Volume 1. Bibliophile South Asia. pp. 24 of 574. ISBN 9788186019504.
  8. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  9. ^ Abhay Chhajlani of Nai Dunia is no more
  10. ^ "Padma Bhushan for Shekhar Gupta; Padma Shri for Abhay Chhajlani, Alok Mehta - Exchange4media". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media.