Sreenivasan Jain (Vasu) resigned from NDTV, Know his next step

Journalist Sreenivasan Jain announced on Saturday that he has resigned from NDTV. Jain had been with the TV channel since 1995.

Sreenivasan Jain resigned from NDTV

The channel’s group editor said he will step down in a tweet today: “Hi all. An amazing, nearly three-decade-long run at NDTV comes to an end today. The decision to resign wasn’t easy, but .. it is what it is. More later.”

Jain has been working with NDTV since 1995. He presents the weekly Truth vs Hype show on NDTV 24×7. Jain was the network’s Mumbai bureau chief from 2003 to 2008 and was briefly managing editor of NDTV’s commercial channel Profit. He is also the author of opinion columns for Business Standard.

Reacting to this news, Nidhi Razdan, NDTV Consulting Editor, tweeted: “You will shine in whatever you do Vasu, will miss you a lot. You’ve always been a trailblazer. Cheers to one of the finest journalists out there.” 

His resignation came after journalist Ravish Kumar and NDTV’s top executives, including the group’s chairwoman, Suparna Singh, resigned in recent months following the Adani Group’s takeover of the channel. NDTV founders Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy also left the company’s board in December.

Considered by many to be the latest television news outlet to continue to be critical of the government, the power ports conglomerate’s takeover of NDTV has raised fears about press freedom.

Jain is the grandson of M A Sreenivasan, a minister in the princely state of Mysore, and the son of Devaki Jain and Lakshmi Chand Jain. In September 2014, Jain won the Ramnath Goenka Award for “Journalist of the Year”.

In April 2015, Jain won the “Journalist of the Year” award at the RedInk Journalism Awards, given by Press Club, Mumbai.

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