M. J. Akbar [b.1951] : Journalist
Mubashar Jahangir Akbar was born in 1951, he is well known Indian journalist and author. He's the founder and editor-in-chief of The Asian Age, a daily multi-edition Indian newspaper with a global perspective. He has written several books, including Byline (New Delhi: Chronicle Books, 2003), a biography of Jawaharlal Nehru titled 'Nehru-The Making of India', a book on Kashmir titled 'Kashmir: Behind the Vale', 'Riot After Riot' and 'India: The Siege Within'. He also authored 'The Shade of Swords', a cohesive history of Jihad.
M J Akbar is also the editor-in-chief of The Deccan Chronicle, a Hyderabad-based news daily.
He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kishanganj, Bihar on Congress ticket in 1989.