Dr. Shiv Kumar Rai is an eminent author and columnist with decades of working experience in leading media houses. He is a winner of prestigious BHARTENDU HARISHCHANDRA AWARD 2010 for his book, MARI JAATI BHARTIYA, conferred by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.
Dr. Rai regularly writes commentaries on issues of national interest in leading publications. He had humble beginning in the print media, where he worked for industry leaders such as Dainik Jagran and Nava Bharat. He then switched gears to take on the challenge of electronic media and worked with Zee News by anchoring daily prime time shows, and went on to work with top news channels like Aaj Tak & Doordarshan. Besides anchoring Dr. Rai has also produced a variety of current affairs programmes for various prominent television channels.
Dr. Rai has been conferred with State Young Scientist Award 1998 from Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. Dr. Rai got this award for his research on the issue of Suicide.
After almost two decades of exemplary work in different media houses, Dr. Shiv Kumar Rai has founded a media company called Fourth Voice Media Network. Established in December 2011, the network is venturing into print and electronic media with English News magazine POINT OUT.