Distinguished journalist, editor and author Inder Malhotra passed away following a long illness in New Delhi. He was 86. He had served as a resident editor of The Times of India and The Statesman. In his journalistic career he had mapped the ebb and flow of the Indian politics under every Prime Minister of independent India. About Inder Malhotra Malhotra was the resident editor of The Statesman in New Delhi from 1965 to1971. He was the India correspondent for The Guardian, a British daily from 1965 to 1978. Later he became editor at The Times of India and was in office from 1978 to 1986. Since 1986, he was a syndicated columnist for numerous dailies and periodicals in India and abroad. Books: In 1991, he authored Indira Gandhi: A Personal and Political Biography, a political and personal biography of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Awards and Honours: Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award (2013).