About RK Tandon

About RK Tandon

RK Tandon was a senior journalist who had worked in All India Radio, Lucknow for over 35 years as a correspondent and News Editor. Subsequently for about 11 years he was accredited to UP Government as ‘Swatantra Patrakar’. He was also in the panel of casual News Editors for Rainbow FM Channel of All India Radio, Lucknow.

For more than twenty five years, RK regularly covered the proceedings of UP Legislative Council. His daily focused contribution was for the evening Regional News ‘Pradeshik Samachar’ for U.P., which was broadcast from All India Radio, Lucknow. For almost three decades, he also presented the monthly news diary of Lucknow – named ‘Zile Ki Chitthi’, from A.I.R. Lucknow. He also did short casual stints at the News Section of Lucknow Doordrshan.

Born in Shahjahanpur, RK did his Intermediate from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad and later graduation and post-graduation in political science from Allahabad University.

His book ‘Azaadi ke Diwane’ deals with the life sketches of some martyrs, who had laid down their lives for the country. This book was awarded by the UP Hindi Sansthan. His book in English, ‘Hanged for their Patriotism’ was published by National Book Trust, New Delhi and has been translated into Hindi, Oriya, Punjabi, Malayalam and Telugu editions. The Hindi edition, ‘Desh Ke Liye Qurbaan’ has been identified for ‘Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan’ of state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.

After the demise of his father, Shri PD Tandon, he completed and edited his unfinished manuscripts, and brought out two books, ‘The Women Who Inspired Me’ and ‘Acharya Kripalani-Memoirs of PD Tandon’ which have been published by National Book Trust.

Along with his sister Chitra, RK started PD Tandon Foundation in 2021, in the memory of his father. Its basic purpose is helping in education of the downtrodden and underprivileged and encourage journalism amongst students.

RK Tandon left for heavenly abode on 23rd May 2023 after a brief illness.

Books by RK Tandon


(2009) 104 Pages

This book is about 18 famous young revolutionaries who went to the gallows laughing and singing for the sake of their motherland. Nothing could deter them from their committed task; neither money, nor the tearful affection of their family members. They proved their mettle and left no stone unturned in bringing freedom to India.

देश के लिए कुर्बान

(2010) 103 पृष्ठ

यह किताब उन महान युवा क्रांतिकारियों के बारे में है जिन्होंने हँसते हँसते फांसी के फंदे को गले लगा लिया। इन महान वीरों ने अपने काम को साबित किया और स्वतंत्रता की मंज़िल की राह में आने वाली बाधाओं को दरकिनार कर दिया।

आज़ादी के दीवाने

(1998) 99 पृष्ठ

इस पुस्तक में ऐसे 22 क्रांतिकारियों की गाथाएं हैं जिन्होंने देश भक्ति के लिए अपना पूरा जीवन न्योछावर कर दिया और देश की आज़ादी की बुनियाद तैयार की। 1999 में इस पुस्तक को उत्तर प्रदेश हिंदी साहित्य संस्थान द्वारा पुरुस्कृत किया गया था।


PD Tandon was a freedom fighter, eminent author and journalist, whose name appears on fifty two books in Hindi and English, of which some were translated into Urdu and Tamil also. During the Quit India Movement of 1942.

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