Who is the Husband of Barkha Dutt?

Barkha Dutt is regarded as the ‘Big B’ of Indian television news. She was the Group Editor of NDTV. She used to host the popular debate program - We the People on NDTV 24 X 7, an English News Channel. However, that doesn't stop her from becoming a popular face among those Indians who only watch Hindi and other regional languages news channels. She is successful, yet controversial. BJP supporters constantly keep blaming her for being biased. However, she easily gets important interviews with top BJP leaders like Arun Jaitely. Her name had also figured into the infamous Radia Tape Scandal, where it was evident that she was fixing cabinet of the Manmohan Singh government. Recently, she resigned from NDTV to start her own venture following the footsteps of Arnab Goswami, her arch rival.

Controversy about her personal life

Recently, there have been lots of controversies about her personal life on the Internet. She is said to be married twice with Kashmir Muslims. Blog posts about her relationship are frequently shared on the social media. Barkha Dutt also come to know about these ‘rumors’ and decided to respond. She tweeted about her relationship status and tried to clear the air by disclosing that she has never been married. She further said that bigots spawning these rumors should understand that had she been married, it would not have made any difference whether her life partner is Muslim or Hindu.

Is Haseeb Drabu Barkha Dutt’s Husband?

Dr. Haseeb Drabu is a well-known personality of Jammu and Kashmir. He is a renowned economist and former chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Bank. Currently, he is the Finance Minister of Mehbooba Mufti led Jammu and Kashmir Government. Incidentally, his name was taken as the second husband of Barkha Dutt.

Even in the Kashmir Valley, the relationship of Mr. Drabu and Barkha remained a matter of hot discussion. However, there is not an iota of proof to show that they have ever been in any sort of personal relationship, leave alone being a couple.

Google took this discussion a step forward. In the knowledge graph, it started to answer Dr. Haseeb Drabu for any query related to the husband of Barkha Dutt.

And, there is no denying that this is a very wrong move by Google India. When there is no official confirmation about the relationship status of Barkha Dutt, they should have stayed away from making the entry for the same in its knowledge graph.

As things stand, unless Barkha accepts it, she will be considered as a single lady. Being a public personality, I don’t think that she will post something wrong on Twitter about her personal life. As you might know, even if she deletes that Tweet, it will remain in the public domain.

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Update: Google has now removed the name of Dr. Haseeb Drabu from its knowledge graph. Now, when you search for the husband of Bakha Dutt, you won’t find any answer given by Google. You may also find a link to the DMCA complaint received by Google, because of which the company had removed two links.

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