Soutik Biswas Bio, Age, Family, Wife, BBC, Quora, Black Fungus, Salary

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Soutik Biswas Biography

Soutik Biswas is a media personality serving as a correspondent for BBC News in India. He is also features and analysis editor at BBC News. He joined the BBC News in 2003.

Soutik Biswas Age

He hasn’t revealed when and where he was born. Therefore his age is unknown.

Soutik Biswas Height

He is tall in stature however his height is undisclosed.

Soutik Biswas Education

In 1985, Soutik graduated from Calcutta University, Kolkata with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government.

Soutik Biswas Family

There is no information about his parents and siblings. It is therefore not known whether he has siblings or not.

Soutik Biswas Wife and Kids

Despite being a public figure and a media personality, Biswas hasn’t revealed whether he is married, single or in a relationship. He hasn’t also mentioned whether he has children or not.

Soutik Biswas BBC

Biswas is a correspondent for BBC News in India. He is also features and analysis editor at BBC News. He joined the BBC News in 2003 and he has covered elections in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, the tsunami in India and Sri Lanka in 2005, and militancy in Kashmir. Before joining the BBC, he worked in Indian newspapers and magazines. Biswas was also a Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford. He loves movies, blues and jazz, and believes Derek Trucks is the best and most innovative slide guitarist alive.

Soutik Biswas Quora

Quora is a website that has published a couple of articles about Soutik. On August 20, 2011, it published an article titled, ‘What are the political beliefs and biases of Soutik Biswas of the BBC?’

The topic ignited discussions with one user writing, “Soutik Biswas is well known in British Indian circles as firmly anti-BJP. It is fine for a journalist to have political biases but these must be some semblance of balance in his/her writing. But Soutik’s writing sadly lacks any sense of balance or rationality.

I would not go as far as saying that Soutik writes blatant lies – he does not. However he is definitely selective in his presentation and coverage of a case or issue. He definitely is known to pick and promote views that suit his agenda rather than writing a balanced piece.

Having said the above, Soutik has been with the BBC for 20 years and his writing may simply be a reflection of the colonial mindset that still pervades among the elite in the BBC studios and offices in London and across the world.

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What better way to control the agenda and influence outcomes in South Asia than using and manipulating another one of Macaulay’s children?”

Another wrote, “His articles are all custom made and they please the minds of people who view the world on stereotype basis, totally tailored for audience who view all non-western countries as third world. It is no surprise he is employed by BBC. One annoying thing is, presenting the facts is one thing, making up “facts” is totally another thing, and this guy is best at the latter.”

Soutik Biswas Black Fungus

India was severely affected by the second wave of Corona Virus. Soutik, a BBC correspondent in India has been reporting on the adverse effects of the pandemic.

In May 2021, Soutik reported on Mucormycosis: The ‘black fungus’ maiming Covid patients in India. Mucormycosis is a rare but dangerous fungal infection. This aggressive infection affects the nose, eye and sometimes the brain.

“Even as a deadly second wave of Covid-19 ravages India, doctors are now reporting a rash of cases involving a rare infection – also called the “black fungus” – among recovering and recovered Covid-19 patients, Soutik said.”

Doctors believe Mucormycosis, which has an overall mortality rate of 50%, may be being triggered by the use of steroids, a life-saving treatment for severe and critically ill Covid-19 patients.

Steroids reduce inflammation in the lungs for Covid-19 and appear to help stop some of the damage that can happen when the body’s immune system goes into overdrive to fight off coronavirus. But they also reduce immunity and push up blood sugar levels in both diabetics and non-diabetic Covid-19 patients.

It’s thought that this drop in immunity could be triggering these cases of Mucormycosis.

Soutik Biswas Salary and Net Worth

His salary and net worth is under review.

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