After Gautam Adani-led Adani Group takeover of NDTV, Senior journalist Ravish Kumar resigns

Senior journalist Ravish Kumar quit NDTV on Wednesday, a day after the channel’s founders and promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy resigned from the board of directors of RRPR Holding Pvt Ltd (RRPRH).

In an announcement through an internal mail within the channel, NDTV said that the resignation is effective immediately.

Suparna Singh, President, NDTV Group, said, “Few journalists have impressed people as much as Ravish. This is reflected in the immense response about him; the crowds he draws everywhere; the prestigious awards he has received in India and internationally and in recognition; and in its daily report, that addresses the rights and needs of those who are underserved.”

Ravish has been an integral part of NDTV for decades, Suparna said, adding that his contribution has been immense, and “we know he will be hugely successful as he makes a fresh start”.

Kumar, a winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, hosted several programs including the channel’s flagship weekday show Hum Log, Ravish Ki Report, Desh Ki Baat and Prime Time. He has also been awarded the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award twice.

Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy have resigned as directors on the board of RRPR Holding Pvt Ltd, the company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. The board of RRPR Holding has approved the appointment of Sudipta Bhattacharya, Sanjay Puglia and Senthil Sinnaiah Chengalvarayan as directors on its board with immediate effect.

The move came after Gautam Adani-led Adani Group, a conglomerate with diverse business interests, acquired 29.18 per cent stake in television channel NDTV Ltd on August 23 and said it would do so through an open offer as required by the Securities and Exchange Board of India. Will start offering. (SEBI) to buy another 26 per cent in the company. On November 22, Adani Group launched its open offer, which will remain open till December 5, 2022.