RAJENDRA AKLEKAR

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Birth Date : 12/02/1974

RAJENDRA B. AKLEKAR (BORN 1974) IS AN INDIAN JOURNALIST WITH 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, PRESENTLY WITH MID-DAY MUMBAI AS SENIOR ASSISTANT EDITOR, AND AUTHOR OF MULTIPLE BOOKS ON INDIAN RAILWAYS HISTORY AND WORKINGS. HIS FIRST INDEPENDENT BOOK HALT STATION INDIA- THE DRAMATIC TALE OF THE NATION’S FIRST RAIL LINES (RUPA 2015), IS ABOUT THE STORY OF INDIAS FIRST RAILWAY LINE IN MUMBAI. THE BOOK CHRONICLES THE DRAMATIC RISE OF INDIAS ORIGINAL RAIL NETWORK, THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST TRAIN, AND THE SUBSEQUENT EMERGENCE OF A PIONEERING ELECTRIC LINE—ALL IN THE PORT CITY OF BOMBAY. THE BOOK WAS SHORTLISTED AT THE BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2015 AS BEST NON-FICTION (ENGLISH). HIS SECOND BOOK INDIAS RAILWAY MAN- A BIOGRAPHY OF DR.E .SREEDHARAN, (RUPA 2017) IS THE BIOGRAPHY OF INDIAS PROMINENT RAILWAY ENGINEER DR. E. SREEDHARAN. THE BIOGRAPHY HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY DR SREEDHARAN PERSONALLY WITH A SIGNED NOTE IN IT. IT DOCUMENTS HIS LIFE STORY ON HOW THIS ICONIC RAILWAY MAN GOT ABOUT BUILDING THE KONKAN RAILWAY ALONG INDIAS WESTERN COAST ON AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TERRAIN TO HOW HE INTRODUCED THE CULTURE OF URBAN METRO RAIL IN INDIA.
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