The Indian photographer, whose real name is Anupam Thakur, is a survivor of the 1984 Delhi riots.
He is currently based in Germany.
Thakurs family has been living in Delhi for the past 50 years.
The photographer is the recipient of the 2014 World Press Photo Award and was honoured with the 2016 National Photo Award at the International Photographic Association (IPA) in Munich.
He was also a nominee of the 2016 Image Awards, the biggest annual photography competition in Europe.
In a candid interview with NDTV, Thakurt said he was a survivor and not only a photographer.
He said he had never thought about politics or religion.
“I was a political activist for the last 25 years.
I was an anti-corruption activist.
I worked for a few years as a lawyer.
I did many social causes, I was a social activist for a long time,” he said.
The journalist has worked for newspapers, television channels, radio stations, news portals and newspapers in many countries.
Thackurt said that his work is often on political issues.
He also has a number of films and works in film-making.
Thackerud is the only journalist to have won the 2017 Indian Association of Journalists’ Press Freedom Award.
He has won the 2014 Indian National Press Photo of the Year.
Thakurt also works for various international news agencies, including Reuters, AFP and Al Jazeera.
He had earlier worked for the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institution.