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John Dayal is an Indian journalist, human rights activist and writer. He is a member of the National Integration Council and the National Commission for Minorities. He is also the Secretary General of the All India Christian Council.

Dayal was born on July 4, 1950 in Kerala, India. His father was a government employee and his mother was a homemaker. He has two brothers and one sister. He received his early education from Kerala and later studied at the Delhi School of Journalism.

Dayal began his career as a journalist with The Times of India in 1974. He has also worked with The Hindu, The Indian Express and The Statesman. He has written columns for several newspapers and magazines. He has also authored several books, including ‘The Future of India’ and ‘The Politics of Secularism’.

Dayal has been actively involved in human rights and minority rights issues. He has also worked for the upliftment of Dalits and tribals. He has been a vocal critic of the caste system in India.

Dayal has received several awards and recognitions for his work, including the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2006.

He is married to Sushma Dayal and has two daughters.

General Info

Full NameJohn Dayal
ProfessionJournalist, Civil rights activist
EducationSt. Stephen's College, Delhi


ChildrenKaruna John

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Location Management

The Edge of Seventeen2016location manager
The BFG2016location manager
Minority Report2015TV Series location manager - 4 episodes
Into the Forest2015location manager
Seventh Son2014/Iassistant location manager
Arctic AirTV Series assistant location manager - 15 episodes, 2013 - 2014 location manager - 12 episodes, 2014 locations scout - 1 episode, 2013
RoboCop2014assistant location manager: additional photography
Man of Steel2013location scout - uncredited
Beauty Mark2013Short location manager
Monster2012/IShort location manager
Sucker Punch2011location manager
Red Riding Hood2011location manager
Tron: Legacy2010key assistant location manager
20122009/Ilocation manager
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian2009location manager
Watchmen2009assistant location manager
Elegy2008/Iassistant location manager
Shooter2007/Iassistant location manager
Catch and Release2006/IIassistant location manager
Littleman2006assistant location manager
Eight Below2006assistant location manager - uncredited
The Exorcism of Emily Rose2005assistant location manager
I, Robot2004assistant location manager
Barely Legal2003trainee assistant location manager
X22003trainee assistant location manager
Cats & Dogs2001trainee assistant location manager
Da Vinci's Inquest1998TV Series assistant location manager


Death Note2017location manager post-production
Friends You'd Kill For2015locations consultant
Lunch with Charles2001production assistant
Drive, She Said1997volunteer

Production Manager

The Unseen2016/Iproduction manager


Monster2012/IShort special thanks
Under the Hood2009Video short special thanks


Won Awards

2005DGC Team AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaOutstanding Team Achievement in a Television Series - DramaDa Vinci's Inquest (1998)

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