Yusra Husain

“I feel honoured to have received the award from PD Tandon Foundation, recognising my work and stories on the Indian Independence Struggle of 1857. It is a great feeling for any journalist to be known for their work, which is done with utmost research and hard work. I am extremely grateful to the Foundation and its members for bestowing me with this respect.”


Yusra Husain is a multimedia journalist who has worked for close to a decade in mainstream media, highlighting stories of human interest, justice, politics, entertainment, education, and health. She has worked for the Times of India, Lucknow, and Mumbai-based Mid-Day newspaper, where she wrote long form features and covered stories for the Sunday edition. She has covered the Ayodhya issue, the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor, aftermath of the Muzaffarpur riots, Unnao rape case, and a plethora of other topics from literature and arts to human life and crime. She completed her Master in Convergent Journalism from the most reputed journalism school, the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia.


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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