Barkha Dutt, a celebrated Indian TV journalist and consulting editor of NDTV is charging a hefty amount from the channel as salary. At the present time, she is earning Rs. 30 lakh per month which prompts her annual income to Rs. 3.5 crore. Barkha's present evaluated net worth amount is Rs. 10 crores.
Dutt initiated her journalism career by working with NDTV. After a few years, she was given a new responsibility to lead the English news wing of the organization. In 1999, she became a prominent television figure in India when she covered the report on Kargil conflict. Throughout her career, she has covered conflict reports from many difficult places like Kashmir, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.
During her working time, she has also been a part of some controversies. While she was covering the 2002 Gujarat violence event, she identified assailants and victims as Hindus and Muslims, respectively, on the television ignoring the guidelines of Press Council of India. Later Indian journalist Varadarajan claimed her action as improper.
Likewise, she was considered as controversial and pro-Sonia Gandhi journalist in Yasir Hussain’s 2012 published book Corruption Free India: Fight to Finish. She was also criticized for covering the news of 2008 Mumbai attacks where she was accused of sensationalizing the events and putting peoples' lives at risk.
Nevertheless, keeping aside all controversies, she has established herself as one of the efficient and successful Indian journalists. She was working as group editor for NDTV until February 2015, she is now associated with the television network as a consulting editor.
Talking about the personal life of Barkha Dutt, she has been married twice, both the times to a Muslim guy. At first, she was married to a Kashmiri Muslim named Mir. After separating with him, she tied the knot with the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir bank, Dr. Haseeb Drabu. However, her second marriage has also ended in divorce.
Barkha's long-run association with the NDTV has made her one of the popular faces on Indian news channels. On the other hand, her extended experience in the field has helped her getting paid a hefty amount of 30 lakhs per month as salary. Barkha Dutt's huge salary has helped her in accumulating a net worth of 3.5 crores. For more news about Barkha Dutt, keep following her on Twitter @BDUTT.
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