Journalist Sreenivasan Jain on Saturday announced that he has resigned from NDTV. “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.” he wrote on twitter.
Jain has been working with NDTV since 1995. He anchors the weekly show Truth vs Hype on NDTV 24×7. He was the network’s Mumbai bureau chief from 2003-2008 and was briefly the Managing Editor of NDTV’s business channel Profit. He has also authored op-ed columns for the Business Standard.
Reacting to this news, Nidhi Razdan, who is consulting editor with NDTV 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 senior executives of NDTV, including Group President Suparna Singh quit over the last few months, following the Adani Group’s takeover of the channel. NDTV founders Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy had also left the company’s board in December.
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 the Press Club, Mumbai.
According to a disclosure filed by NDTV with BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange), NDTV’s chief strategy officer, Arijit Chatterjee, and chief technology and product officer, Kawaljit Singh Bedi also resigned recently.
In November, Adani Group chairperson Gautam Adani had told the Financial Times that he sees the takeover of NDTV as a responsibility rather than the move being a business opportunity.