Abhay Chhajlani
Born (1934-08-04) August 4, 1934 (age 88)
EducationDegree in journalism, Thomson Foundation Cardiff, 1965.
TitleChief Editor of Nai Dunia
AwardsPadma Shri,Shrikant Verma Award

Abhay Chhajlani is an Indian journalist[1] and the former Chief Editor of the Indore-based daily, Nai Dunia.[citation needed] He is a former president of the Indian Newspaper Society,[2] a post which he was elected to in 2002.[3] He has also served the society as a member of its executive committee.[4] He has been associated with Blood Donation 365 Days, an initiative promoting blood donation.[5] He is the chairman of Abhay Prashal, a social facility in Indore[6] and has 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 belongs to the founding family of Naidunia and has been chairman Indore Table Tenns Trust, 1994. Member Indian Languages Newspaper Association (president, member executive committee), Indian Newspaper Society (member executive committee, president 2002–2003).[citation needed]

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. 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. ^ "Padma Bhushan for Shekhar Gupta; Padma Shri for Abhay Chhajlani, Alok Mehta - Exchange4media". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media.