Neelesh Misra

Neelesh Misra

Neelesh Misra is the founder of Gaon Connection, India's biggest rural media platform that reaches 23 million people every month across digital and print platforms. Neelesh is one of India's most loved oral storytellers who revived the art of storytelling and a key contributor to the revival of radio in India. He reaches more than 100 million listeners every month through Big FM, Radio Mirchi, Red FM, All India Radio, Saavn and Gaana. His award-winning primetime show, ‘Yaadon Ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra’ on 92.7 BIG FM is currently in its 5th season, airing across 53 cities, 1200 towns and 50,000+ villages. Neelesh is a two-time winner of the Ram Nath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism (for a nine-part series for Hindustan Times on insurgency, titled India ‘Besieged’).

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