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M.J. Akbar

Union minister MJ Akbar, at his residence in New Delhi, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Akbar on Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018, announced resignation from his designation as Minister of State for External Affairs in the light of recent allegations against him for sexual misconduct.

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Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar leaves MEA at South Block, in New Delhi

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An Indian journalist holds a placard demanding the removal of the country's Junior Foreign Minister M.J. Akbar during a protest against sexual harassment in the workplace in New Delhi.

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An Indian journalist holds a placard demanding the removal of the country's Junior Foreign Minister M.J. Akbar during a protest against sexual harassment in the workplace in New Delhi

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Union minister M J Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists, at his residence after his arrival from a foreign tour, in New Delhi.

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Union minister M J Akbar (L), who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists, at his residence in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj witnesses exchange of agreements between India and Ghana during the visit of her Ghanaian counterpart Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, in New Delhi.

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Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing 125 Indian Ambassadors and High Commissioners, in New Delhi. The Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of State for External Affairs, M.J. Akbar and other dignitaries are also seen.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (C), with Ministers of State MJ Akbar (R) and V K Singh, holds boxes which will contain books disseminating information on India, during the ministry's Annual Press Conference on completion of 4 years of the NDA government, in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj delivers the first Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay memorial international lecture organized by ICCR at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi. MoS for External Affairs MJ Akbar is also seen.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, along with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and MoS MJ Akbar, plants a baobab tree sapling in the gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron with his wife Brigitte Macron upon their arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on as French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron receives a bouquet from MoS External Affairs M J Akbar upon their arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi.

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Afghanistan's President, Ashraf Ghani, third left, Turkimanistan president, Gubanguly Berdimuhamedow, second left, Pakistan Prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, forth left, and Indian minister of state for external affairs, M. J. Akbar, first left, listen during the integration ceremony of TAPI pipeline in Herat city, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan's president and Pakistan's prime minister launched a 1,814 kilometer (1,130 mile) gas pipeline that will feed Turkmenistan gas to Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan and eventually to India.

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Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar along with other officials during a session on nuclear threats at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, Union minister and former Chief of the Army Staff V.K. Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar and others pose for a photograph during the inaugural session of first PIO-Parliamentarian Conference in New Delhi.

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BJP leader and Minister of state for foreign affairs MJ Akbar at Parliament House during the on-going Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj shakes hands with her Algerian counterpart, at a meeting during UN General Assembly in New York. MoS MJ Akbar and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar are also seen.

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Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar shakes hands with Somalia's Foreign Minister Yusuf-Garaad Omar during their meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar and General V.K. Singh talking to media after the meeting with family members of 39 Indian men missing in Iraq since June 2014, in Delhi.

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External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj felicitates the regional passport officers from accross the country at the 50-year celebrations to mark the Passport Act in New Delhi. Also seen are Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha and Minister of State, External Affairs: MJ Akbar and VK Singh.

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External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj releases a 'First day Cover' to mark the 50 years of the The Passport Act in New Delhi.

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Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar is flanked by Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin and Ambassador Tanmay Lal during an event at the Permanent Mission of India, in New York.

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Ministers of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar with Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar during the ministrys Annual Press Conference, in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Ministers of State MJ Akbar and V K Singh during the ministrys Annual Press Conference, in New Delhi.

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Minister of State for External Affairs, M J Akbar, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, NBT Chairman Baldev Bhai Sharma release a book 'Shanti Ki Afwahen' by Gyaneshwar Mule (L) at a function, in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Syed Asif Nizami, the head priest of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, and his nephew Nazim Ali Nizami, who went missing in Pakistan last week, after a meeting at Jawaharlal Bhawan, in New Delhi. MoSes for External Affairs V K Singh and MJ Akbar are also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Minister of State for External Affairs,M.J. Akbar and ORF Director Sunjoy Joshi at the Opening Session of the Second Raisina Dialogue, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Minister of State for External Affairs,M.J. Akbar and ORF Director Sunjoy Joshi at the Opening Session of the Second Raisina Dialogue, in New Delhi.

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MoS for Foreign Affairs, V K Singh and M J Akbar during Mid Term Press Conference of the ministry, in New Delhi.

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Minister of State for External Affairs M.J Akbar shakes hands with Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Reoublic, in New Delhi.

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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, center, receives the Indian Council For Cultural Relation's 1st World Sanskrit Award for 2015 from Vice President Hamid Ansari, in New Delhi. On the right is Minister of State for External Affairs M.J Akbar.

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Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi along with the Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Piyush Goyal and the Minister of State for External Affairs, M.J. Akbar after inaugurating the Hunar Haat, at the 36th India International Trade Fair (IITF-2016), at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif during a meeting in Tehran.

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Union Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar rides pillion on a bike as he takes part in a 'Tiranga Yatra' in Bhopal.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, MoS Gen VK Singh, MJ Akbar with Judith D'Souza, an Indian charity worker kidnapped in Kabul last month, as she returns to India upon her release, in New Delhi.

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MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi with Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar during monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar shakes hand with Vice President & Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari after taking oath as Rajya Sabha member during a ceremony at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Vice President & Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha P J Kurien, Union Minister Arun Jaitley with newly inducted Rajya Sabha members M J Akbar (R) Jairam Ramesh (2nd R) Oscar Fernandes (3rd R) and Satish Mishra after taking oath as Rajya Sabha members during a ceremony at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Mentor, Editor, Guide M.J. keeps a sharp eye on the writings and goings-on at the offices of Sunday in Calcutta

Anandabazar Patrika

M.J. Akbar Akbar became the you­ngest editor in India when ABP’s Aveek Sarkar made him edi­tor of Sunday, the newsmagazine he laun­c­­hed in Calcutta. It was credi­ted with introducing a new breed of investigative journalists. In 1982, ABP made him editor of The Telegraph, a new English daily, and Akbar fashioned it into a successful, contemporary newspaper. He left ABP to join as editor-in-chief of Asian Age and the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chronicle, before launching The Sunday Guardian. In bet­ween, he was spokesman for the Congress under Rajv Gandhi. He switched political loyalties to become a full-time politician, this time representing the BJP.

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Senior Journalist and BJP National Spokesperson M J Akbar at Parliament, in New Delhi.

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NDA candidate MJ Akbar with Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das shows victory sign after winning the Rajya Sabha election in Ranchi.

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Senior Journalist and BJP National Spokesperson M J Akbar interacts with the media at Press Club in Kolkata.

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Actress Sharmila Tagore releasing the biography of Subhas Chandra Bose, His Majesty's Opponent written by Sugata Bose (2nd L), in New Delhi. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and senior journalist M J Akbar are also seen.

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His dancing shoes M.J. as editor of the Telegraphin his room at the ABP House in Calcutta, 1983

ANAND BAZAR PATRIKA

M.J. Akbar, Journalist and writer
If I hadn’t left Telinipara, I suppose I might have been good enough to be promoted to junior officer of the Victoria Jute Mill, since Telinipara is a jute mill town and my father did send us to a local English school: that was what the local natives could aspire to. My less fortunate cousins worked in the spinning or weaving departments.

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