Ashok Chandwani

Ashok Chandwani

Ashok Chandwani (1950-2003) was a Canadian journalist of Sindhi descent based in Montreal.

Chandwani was born in a refugee camp in India to Sindhi parents who had fled Pakistan to escape anti-Hindu rioting which followed separation of India and Pakistan. He immigrated to Canada from India in 1973 and in 1979, began working at the The Montreal Gazette. He wrote a weekly Monday column for the newsapaper based on his experiences as an immigrant. He was also an assistant management editor and restaurant critic. In 2002 he bought his own restaurant.

Ashok won several journalism awards, including a Media Human Rights Award with Glen Allen for a series on racism in Canada in 1982, and is the author of the book "Buntys and Pinkies". []

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