UoH Alumnus wins UN award

Published on March 28, 2015 10:57:57 AM
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Vishy Teki (TVVV Rao), a former student of University of Hyderabad (UoH), won the Rex Karmaveer Silver Chakra award. The prestigious award was conferred by iCONGO and United Nations. iCONGO is a citizen movement to create awareness about socio-political issues, a press release from UoH stated.

Vishy who had graduated from the UoH in 1995, is a veteran filmmaker with more than 15 years of experience. He has directed scores of films on social issues for national and international aid organizations. Some of his earlier films, ‘Fishing in Troubled Waters’ and ‘Suffering in Silence,’ have received recognition from the Australian government for contributing to the third world's development.

His films portrayed the lives of the fishermen HIV/AIDS patients, migrant labourers and dalits.

The filmmaker has dedicated the award to UoH’s communication department. He said that the skills that he had acquired during his stay in the department helped him to become a development film maker. He is married to Manisha Agarwal, who was his batch-mate at UoH.

Currently, the filmmaker is working with UN on its Girls Education program in Nabrangpur in Odisha.