N. Ram, is a political journalist with literary interests. He has written on a range of socio-political subjects and is specialized in investigative journalism. Along with Susan Ram, he is the biographer of the great Indian writer, R. K. Narayan, whom he knew well. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan for Journalism in1990. He also received the Asian Investigative Journalist of the Year Award from the Press Foundation of Asia (1990), the B. D. Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism (1989), Columbia J-School Alumni Award (2003)and Sri Lanka Ratna, Sri Lanka’s highest National Honour conferred on non-nationals (2005). His works include Why Scams are Here to Stay: Understanding Political Corruption in India(2017), R.K. Narayan: The Early Years, 1906-1945 (1996) and Riding the Nuclear Tiger(1999).
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