Prabhu Chawla born in Lahore, British India in 1946, is the Editorial Director of The New Indian Express, a Chennai-based newspaper in India. Earlier he was the Editor-in-Chief of the same newspaper.
Prior to his assignment with The Indian Express, he was the editor of Language publications in India Today news magazine. Before holding this post he worked as the Editorial Director of the magazine for 24 years until August 2010. Mr Chawla has the unique distinction of being the only journalist ever in India whose story had led to the fall of a Government in New Delhi. He scooped the controversial Jain Commission report on the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. Its publication in the magazine led to the Congress withdrawing support to the United Democratic Front government, which led to the fall of the Inder Kumar Gujral led regime in 1997.
While at India Today, he hosted a popular talk show Seedhi Baat on Aaj Tak channel where he grilled prominent personalities.
He is one of the top Talk show hosts in India and his weekly show “Theekhi Baat” on the IBN7 channel has one of the highest ratings for a news-based programme.