Rakesh Pathak is an Indian journalist, poet and author. He has worked as the Chief Editing Officer for several renowned news agencies including State Today and Dateline India.
Rakesh Pathak was born in the year 1965 (age 57 years; by 2022) in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. He attended a local school in Gwalior for his primary and secondary education. Later, he enrolled himself in Maharani Lakshmi Bai Sarkar. College of Excellence, Gwalior for pursuing Masters degree in Arts in Military Science. After this he also obtained a master’s degree in History and also studied Doctor of Philosophy from the same institute. He also studied at Government MJS PG College, Bhind for his post graduation.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Color: gray
Rakesh Pathak was born in a Hindu Brahmin family of Gwalior.
parents and siblings
Not much information is available about his family.
wife and children
Rakesh Pathak was married to Pratima Pathak, a teacher of Sanatan Dharma. But he lost his wife to cancer in 2015. He has two daughters from his first marriage, the names of his daughter are Shachi Pathak and Saumya Pathak. Shachi is a singer and songwriter, while Saumya works as a fitness trainer.
relations and affairs
Rakesh Pathak formally announced his relationship with Shailbala Martin in April 2022.
He is an Indian Administration Officer who was appointed as Assistant Secretary in the General Administration Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh on January 25, 2022. She is an IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre from 2009 batch. Rakesh gave this information on his social media account. His Facebook post has been captioned,
Today we are introducing you to our happy and sad partner Miss Shailbala Martin Shailbala Martin. Shail ji is a resident of Indore. She is an IAS officer of MP cadre. Collector, Corporation Commissioner. He has held the responsibility of many important posts in the Government of Madhya Pradesh. These days he is posted as Additional Secretary (General Administration Department) in the State Ministry, Vallabh Bhawan, Bhopal. I will definitely write Recently, at a family event, both daughters Saumya and Shachi introduced Shail to the entire family. The entire family, including the daughters’ grandmother, warmly welcomed Shail to the Pathak family. We both got the blessings of the entire family including Shail’s elder brother Vinay ji and Vinod ji. My wife Pratima had set out on the journey of Anant in the year 2015 after completing the age given by nature. With his indomitable lifestyle, he fought blood cancer for five years. Now the journey ahead will be decided by Shell. Your best wishes will pave our way.”
Adding on he said,
We have been friends for the last two years and during this it was realized that we both have similar views. We often met during news debates. Now, we have decided to live together and hence we are going to get married soon.”
Rakesh Pathak started his career working as chief reporter in folkgatha news publications from 14 January 1988 to 1 December 1988. Along with this he worked as a reporter. Evening news for this period. After this he joined Acharan Gwalior in the year 1989. In 1993, he was appointed as editor at Navprabhat, Gwalior. After working there for about seven years, he left the organization and joined Naiduniya, a Hindi newspaper and publication of Jagran Prakashan Ltd. Later in 2012, he took over as the editor of State Today. Since 2018, he is working as editor-in-chief for Karmaveer, a Hindi magazine. The father of journalism is working under the inspiration of Madhavrao Sapre.
Facts / Trivia
- Rakesh’s daughters also share a warm relationship with Shailbala Martin. His daughter Soumya Pathak took to Facebook to post a welcome message for her father’s future wife. Sharing a picture of his father and Shailbala, he wrote,
welcoming Shailbala Martin to our family. Lots of love and best wishes to you Papa and you on this beautiful new journey that you are about to embark on. ,
- Apart from being a journalist, Rakesh Pathak is also a writer and poet. He often posts his own written poetry through social media platforms. A small part of his poem is as follows-
If the earth, health, maintains health, then what health facilities do you sleep with? I’m going to get worse if it gets worse! What will happen if you hang on the fan of Sheshnag? Was this type of disease investigated? I have heard tales of heaven’s love to you. (from ‘Dakhal’ in my poetry collection *”Before the first day of spring*”
- Rakesh Pathak also mentioned in his social media post that Shailbala too has some great writing skills. Parsing his writings, he said,
In addition to being a hardworking and sensitive administrator, Shell occasionally writes. His series ‘Aami Ek Jajbor’ (Main Ek Yayawar) can be read on his Facebook wall. In this they see and record the world around them from a different perspective. If she continues to write like this, in future her book will come with the same title.”
- His hobbies include reading books and painting.