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Baduvanda Vicky Nanjappa

Baduvanda Vicky Nanjappa 

Journalist, Vicky Nanjappa born in Madikeri, Kodagu on July 08 1976 has covered legal and internal security extensively.
Nanjappa studied at the prestigious Rishi Valley School following which he studied at Kodagu Vidyalaya, Madikeri and St. Aloysius College in Mangalore.
Baduvanda Vicky Nanjappa also known as Vikash Nanjappa was the first journalist in India to take a narco-analysis test, which was quoted by Padma Bhushan P Chandra Sekharan, the lead forensic investigator in the Rajiv Gandhi murder case in his book The First Human Bomb. Vicky Nanjappa also covered internal security affairs extensively for and was the first to interview Faiza Outalha, the wife of David Headley, who had carried out a reconnaissance for the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, the outfit that carried out the Mumbai 26/11 attack. Vicky Nanjappa, whose Jamma roots are from Murnad, Kodagu is married to Rupali Nanjappa and owes everything he has been able to achieve to his mother Rina Kushalappa.


  • Rishi Valley School in Madanpalli, Andhra Pradesh
  • Kodagu Vidyalaya, Madikeri 
  • St. Aloysius, Mangalore


Began his career with Kodagu Front and Coffeeland News

Worked with Vijaya Times as a legal correspondent, where he broke the Telgi Scam and underwent a narco-analysis test.

Worked at Deccan Herald and, where he covered the Mumbai 26/11 attacks, the birth of the Indian Mujahideen and a host of stories related to internal security.

Written articles for ABP News, MyNation, Newsroom Post.

Works with OneIndia.Com, India’s leading language portal.


  • Vicky has won an award for the best digital and legal journalist
  • Has delivered a talk at the Asian School of Journalism on online journalism
  • First journalist in India to undertake narco analysis test to prove this cannot be used as evidence in investigation and was quoted by Padma Shri P Chandra Sekharan, the lead forensic investigator in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case in his book, The First Human Bomb
  • Reported on elections in Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka
  • Travelled extensively to cover the terror attacks in Jaipur, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai
  • Interviewed by one of the world’s leading security analyst Stephen Tankel for his research The Indian Jihadist Movement: Evolution and Dynamics
  • First to report on the birth of the Indian Mujahideen
  • First to get visuals on the narco analysis that was conducted on Abdul Karim Telgi
  • First to interview David Headley’s wife Faiza Outalha
  • Extensively covered, Mumbai 26/11 attacks
  • Covered the Uri Surgical strikes, Pathankot strike, Pulwama attack, Balakot hit back extensively, 2014 and 2019 elections extensively




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