It's official: N Ravi made editor-in-chief, Malini P editor of The Hindu

In a comeback of sorts, N. Ravi has taken over as Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, and Malini Parthasarathy as Editor of The Hindu after Siddharth Varadarajan resigned as the editor of The Hindu.

FP Staff December 20, 2014 23:35:30 IST
It's official: N Ravi made editor-in-chief, Malini P editor of The Hindu

Hours after the hasty exit of Siddharth Varadarajan from The Hindu, N Ravi has been named the new editor-in-chief of The Hindu and Malini Parthasarathy the editor. (Read a detailed family tree of Kasturi and Sons here.)

In an official statement carried by The Hindu, N Ram, ex-editor-in-chief and Director, Kasturi and Sons Limited, said, "In consequence, Siddharth Varadarajan, who was made Contributing Editor and Senior Columnist, The Hindu, has submitted his resignation."

Its official N Ravi made editorinchief Malini P editor of The Hindu

Malini Parthasarathy and N Ravi. Courtesy: Twitter and Editor's Guild of India.

Kasturi and Sons Limited, the family that runs the newspaper, also announced that N Ram has become chairman of KSL and publisher of The Hindu and Group publications and N. Murali, co-chairman of the company. The decisions were taken by the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting on Monday.

Arun Anant, who was CEO, has also been removed from his position at Kasturi and Sons Limited. Anant had been inducted into The Hindu group at the same time that Siddharth Varadarajan was elevated to the position of editor-in-chief in 2011 from the position of National Bureau Chief of The Hindu.

According to the statement carried by The Hindu, these decisions were necessitated because of "recurrent violations and defiance of the framework of the institution's longstanding values on the business side, and recurrent violations and defiance of 'Living Our Values', the mandatory Code of Editorial Values applicable to The Hindu".

Earlier in 2011, N Ravi, Malini Parthasarathy and Nirmala Lakshman had resigned from the positions of editor, executive editor and joint editor respectively when N Ram had sought appointment professional staff for editorial and managerial positions. This had caused a bitter family feud over ownership of the newspaper. It went from the Company Law Board to the Madras High Court to the Supreme Court of India.

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