The award was given at an event held by the Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust on 11th August at the India International Centre in New Delhi.
Prem Bhatia was a famous figure and known for his political reporting and farsightedness.
This year, the award for environmental reporting went to Down to Earth’s Ishan Kukreti and independent journalist Sharada Balasubramanian.
Sardesai is a well-known journalist, author and news presenter. He also authored two books- ‘Newsman: Tracking India in the Modi Era’ and ‘Democracy’s XI: The Great Indian Cricket Story’.
He had also won several awards for his seminal reporting in the past, including the Padma Shri (2008), the Ramnath Goenka award for Journalist of the Year (2007) and the International Broadcasters’ Award for his coverage of the 2002 Gujarat riots and many more.