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Santosh Singh Assistant Editor with The Indian Express

Santosh Singh, Patna-based assistant editor with The Indian Express, is a senior journalist and political analyst covering Bihar for last 15 years. A Gold Medalist in Masters of Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC), he also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the prestigious Asian College of Journalism, Bangalore. In a career spanning over 22 years, Santosh has earlier worked with The Asian Age and The Statesman in New Delhi and Bhopal and The Telegraph in Patna. He is the author of 2015 widely-reviewed best-seller on Bihar politics, Ruled or Misruled, The Story and Destiny of Bihar (Bloomsbury). Santosh has won the KC Kulish International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism (2009), The Statesman Rural Reporting Award (first prize, 2010), Express Excellence Award (June, 2012), Press Council of India Award for Development Journalism (2013) and the RedInk Awards 2018 (Srijan scam) and 2019 (Muzaffarpur shelter abuse case) for his investigative and development stories. He was twice member of the Bihar Press Accreditation Committee and has taught at Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication, Bhopal and Amity University, Patna. Santosh lives in Patna. He was born at Bhagalpur in 1971.