Prakash (Perky), peacefully at his home in Canberra on 1st October 2012, aged 67, after a long formidable battle against cancer. Educated in India, he worked as a BBC correspondent in Delhi before coming to London in 1977 to join BBC Television News as its first Asian reporter, covering major events including Northern Ireland and significant terrorist incidents. In 1980 he moved to Sydney, Australia, as Defence Correspondent for ABC, becoming Head of News and Current Affairs and setting up a satellite service to Asia, before forming his own highly respected company, Media Gurus. Providing training in communication, he travelled the world lecturing and working with the Department of Defence. He is survived by his first wife Sharon and their son Kieran, and his beloved second wife, Sue, with whom he explored Australia and travelled regularly to UK and Europe. He will be greatly missed by his close friends, colleagues and relatives in UK, India and Australia. All will remember his professionalism, his enduring friendship and his sense of humour. He will leave an enormous gap in all our lives.
Published in The Times on Oct. 5, 2012.