H. K. Dua
Nominated member of the Rajya Sabha
In office
18 November 2009 – 17 November 2015
Preceded byK. Kasturirangan
Personal details
Born (1937-07-01) 1 July 1937 (age 86)
Sargodha, Punjab Province, British India
(in present-day Punjab, Pakistan)
Adity Dua
(m. 2000)
ChildrenPrashant Dua
  • Journalist
  • Diplomat
  • Politician

Hari Krishan Dua (born 1 July 1937)[1] is an Indian journalist, diplomat, and nominated member of the Rajya Sabha.

Dua was the editor of the Hindustan Times from 1987–94, editor-in-chief of The Indian Express from 1994–96, and editor of The Tribune from 2003–09. During his time at the Indian Express, Dua was adjudged the 'media person for 1994' by India Media, an organization to promote mass communication.[2] From May 10, 2001 to May 26, 2003 he served as India's Ambassador to Denmark. From February 2008 to November 2009 he was member of the National Security Council.[1]

Dua was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1998.[3] He was nominated by the UPA Government to the Rajya Sabha in November 2009, with his term expiring in November 2015.


  1. ^ a b "Detailed Profile: Shri H.K. Dua". India.gov.in. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ "H.K. Dua is mediaperson of the year". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 21 October 1994. p. 10.
  3. ^ "HK Dua nominated to Rajya Sabha", The Tribune, Nov. 18, 2009.