Popular journalist and the editor-in-chief of the Republic channel, Arnab Goswami has now become a household name. You might like him or hate him, but you can’t ignore him. From Arnab screaming at his guests to the guests doing all the ‘nautankis’ and dramas, Arnab’s show is one of the most popular shows right now.
Here, in this article, we bring you 7 facts about Arnab Goswami that are so interesting to be missed. Have a look:
1. Arnab’s wife is also a journalist:
Arnab Goswami’s wife Samyabrata Ray Goswami is also a journalist and is currently the co-owner of Arnab Goswami’s news channel ‘Republic’. One of her notable works till date is the breaking news of Sheena Bora being the daughter of Indrani Mukerjee and not sister.
3. He has ‘Y’ category security protection:
Arnab Goswami has a ‘Y’ category of security protection, which means he has round-the-clock protection from around 11 personnel and 1 or 2 armed commandos.
3. Arnab Goswami’s first-ever interview was with Sonia Gandhi:
Well, as ironical as it may sound, but Arnab Goswami’s first-ever interview as a journalist was with none other Sonia Gandhi. And the best part was the interview turned in favor of him as it got him accolades of praises.
However, later in his career, when he was asked about that one person he wanted to interview but he failed, to which Arnab replied: “As a young reporter, I was able to get Sonia Gandhi’s interview on the tarmac of the Palam Airport. Some short interactions in the years after that. But I would really like the opportunity for a sit-down interview with her.”
4. Arnab loves debating since childhood:
Well, there’s no doubt about this fact. He must be rocking the debate shows back then as well. Talking about the same in an interview, he said:
“Earlier, in-studio, I used to have very calm, quiet discussions…so I used to really miss debating. Later when I got the chance to start a news channel of my own, then I really came back to my old habits. And the last 7-8 years my hobby, school hobby of debating, has become my career. And I have never enjoyed myself more on a daily basis,”
5. Arnab Goswami belongs from a political party:
Well, not many are aware of the fact that Arnab Goswami’s father Manoranjan Goswami is a retired army officer and a BJP member. His father has contested as a BJP candidate in the Indian general election, from Guwahati. Not just this, his paternal grandfathers Rajani Kanta Goswami was a lawyer and Congress leader. In fact, Arnab’s maternal grandfather, Gauri Sankar Bhattacharya was a communist and leader of the opposition for many years in Assam.
6. He loves Bollywood:
In one of the interviews, Arnab expressed his love for Bollywood. He said: “I love Bollywood. I watched Tanu Weds Manu Returns and loved it. I read, but not as much as I should. Fiction is not really my cup of tea. I am currently lapping up Coomi Kapoor’s book on the Emergency.”