T.V. Parasuram, a longtime Washington correspondent for the Press Trust of India and a 1959 Nieman Fellow, died February 14 in Bethesda, Maryland due to an age-related illness. He was 93.
Born in Kerala, India in 1923, Parasuram began his journalism career in the United States in the late 1950s with the Press Trust of India (PTI), the country’s largest news agency, serving as their United Nations correspondent based in New York. He then served as the Washington, D.C. correspondent for the English-language Indian Express newspaper for two decades before rejoining PTI and serving as their Washington correspondent. He regularly covered the press conferences of U.S. presidents throughout his career. He stayed with PTI until his retirement at the age of 82.
Also an author, Parasuram penned two books, “A Medal for Kashmir” and “India’s Jewish Heritage.”
He is survived by his wife, Anantha Lakshmi, and a son and daughter.