Amish Devgan

Amish Devgan(born 1 March 1980) is an Indian news anchor, who is the managing editor of News18 India.[2][3] He is well known for his debate show "Aar Paar".[4] Before News18 India, Devgan was the editor and a news anchor of Zee Business from 2014 to 2015.[5] Previously, he had also served stints at Hindustan Times.[6]

Amish Devgan
Born (1980-03-01) 1 March 1980 (age 41)
New Delhi, India
EducationPG in Mass Communication from Delhi University
OccupationManaging Editor at News18 India, Zee Business - 2014-2015[1]
Years active2002–present
Notable credit(s)
Debate show Aar Paar, Takkar

Awards and honoursEdit

  • The IMF's Young Emerging Editors Award in 2015.[7]

Controversies and criticismEdit

Kurla MasjidEdit

There have been many FIRs against Devgan,[8] one of the complaint was registered on 1 May 2020 over his false claims of Muslims offering of namaz in Kurla masjid, Devgan also showed a fake video claiming the gathering of people near Kurla Masjid.[9][10][11]

Defamation of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin ChistiEdit

Other complaints were filed against him for defaming Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti (Commonly known as Hazrat Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz) on 15 June 2020 by saying Lootera (Robber) Chisti,[12][13][14] however Devgan after this on 17 June apologized and clarified that he wanted to refer to the historical figure Khilji (Alauddin Khilji) as a marauder, mentioned the name 'Chisti'. Supreme Court of India rejected the plea of Devgan to quash all the FIR against him.[15][16][17]

Fake posterEdit

A fake poster of his show also went viral on twitter claiming Modi was instrumental for death of Baghdadi, after which Devgan responded and clarified that the poster was fake.[18][19]

Abuse on national televisionEdit

Rajiv Tyagi insulted Amish Devgan on live debate at News 18 India, after which Amish faced many hate comments on his social media posts.[20][21][22]


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  2. ^ Delhi, BestMediaInfo Bureau; July 01; 2019. "News18 Network elevates top-level editors". Retrieved 27 August 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "What Is 'B and D Media ' and Why Should I Care?". DU Beat. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Amish Devgan to host 'Aar Paar' from 18 July on IBN7". Indian Television Dot Com. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Amish Devgan steps down as Editor, Zee Business - Exchange4media". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Amish Devgan joins IBN 7 as Executive Editor - Exchange4media". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  7. ^ Vaishnav, Kailash (21 April 2020). "अमिश देवगन (टीवी एंकर) का जीवन परिचय | Amish Devgan Biography in Hindi". Dil Se Deshi. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  8. ^ "मुंबई: न्यूज़ 18 इंडिया के एंकर अमिश देवगन के खिलाफ पुलिस में शिकायत, फेक न्यूज़ फैलाने का आरोप". Newsd Hindi न्यूज्ड (in Hindi). 6 May 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Police complaint filed against News18 India anchor Amish Devgan in Mumbai for spreading fake news on his show 'Aar Paar'". 6 May 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  10. ^ "Mumbai Police book News18 news anchor Amish Devgan for spreading fake news on his show". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  11. ^ Chaudhuri, Pooja (3 May 2020). "News18 misreports scuffle between police and locals in Kurla as cops manhandled after namaz". Alt News. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  12. ^ Deepak, Anushka (26 June 2020). "SC stays action against TV anchor for 'Lootera Chisti' comment on Sufi saint". The Federal. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Amish Devgan case: Supreme Court issues interim order staying investigation and action against journalist". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  14. ^ Gokhale, Abha (18 June 2020). "FIR against TV anchor Amish Devgan for using derogatory terms against Sufi saint". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  15. ^ "News18 Anchor To Face Trial For Sufi Saint Remark, Top Court Rejects Plea". Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  16. ^ M, Apoorva; hani (8 December 2020). "'Influential people have to be responsible' — why SC refused to quash anchor Amish Devgan FIRs". ThePrint. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  17. ^ "'Derogatory' remark against Sufi saint: Historical truths must be depicted without encouraging hatred or enmity, says SC". The Indian Express. 8 December 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  18. ^ Chatterjee, Swasti (29 October 2019). "Fake News18 India Graphic Credits Modi For IS Chief Al-Baghdadi's Death". Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  19. ^ Dahiya, Himanshi (28 October 2019). "Did News18 Anchor Amish Devgan Credit Modi for Bagdadi's Death?". TheQuint. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  20. ^ Jena, Smrutisnat (27 February 2020). "Congratulations Indian Twitter. The Term 'B&D' Has Finally Made It To Urban Dictionary". Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  21. ^ Staff, J. K. R. (31 March 2019). "Anchor working for Mukesh Ambani's channel spreads misleading fact on Wayanad to communalise elections". Janta Ka Reporter 2.0. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  22. ^ "लाइव शो में अमीष देवगन ने यूं पढ़ी राजीव त्यागी के मौत की खबर, रोने लगे पैनलिस्ट". Jansatta (in Hindi). 13 August 2020. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  • Smith, Zadie (18 June 2020). "Amish Devgan". Dreshare. Retrieved 27 August 2020.

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