A day after the channel’s creators and promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy resigned from their positions as directors on the board of RRPR Holding Private Limited, senior journalist Ravish Kumar left NDTV on Wednesday.
The resignation was effective immediately, the channel’s internal mail stated in an announcement.
Suparna Singh, president, NDTV Group said, “Few journalists have impacted people as much as Ravish. This reflects in the immense feedback about him; in the crowds he draws everywhere; in the prestigious awards and recognition he has received, within India and internationally; and in his daily reports, which champion the rights and needs of those who are under-served.”
According to Suparna, Ravish has been a crucial component of NDTV for many years. She continued, “We know he will be hugely successful as he embarks on a new beginning.”
The Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient Kumar formerly served as the host of several shows, including Prime Time, Des Ki Baat, Ravish ki Report, and Hum Log, the channel’s primary weekday programme. Additionally, he has twice received the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award.
The company announced in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy had resigned from their positions as Directors on the board of RRPR Holding Private Limited. Sudipta Bhattacharya, Sanjay Pugalia, and Senthil Sinniah Chengalvarayan have been appointed as Directors on the board of RRPR Holding with immediate effect.
This action was taken after the Gautam Adani-led Adani Group, a conglomerate with numerous commercial ventures, announced on August 23 that it will launch an open bid in compliance with SEBI regulations to acquire an additional 26% of television station NDTV Ltd. The Adani Group launched their open offer on November 22 and it will be available until December 5, 2022.