Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Ravish Kumar has hosted a number of programs including the channel’s flagship weekday Hum Log, Ravish ki Report, Des Ki Baat and Prime Time. A day after Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy stepped down as directors of NDTV’s promoter company RRPR Holding Private Limited, Ravish Kumar, senior managing editor of NDTV India, on Wednesday put in his papers “with immediate effect”.
In an internal mail, the channel said the resignation is effective immediately. “Few journalists have influenced people like Ravish. This is reflected in the immense feedback about him – in the ‘crowds he draws everywhere; in the prestigious awards and recognitions he has received in India and internationally,” the email said. “Ravish has been an integral part of NDTV for decades, his contribution has been immense and we know he will be successful as he embarks on a new beginning,” the mail said.
On November 22, the Adani Group began the process of acquiring an additional 26 percent stake in the company by launching an open offer that ends on December 5. Kumar joined New Delhi Television Network (NDTV) in 1996 and has been associated with its channels ever since. He has anchored several news shows on NDTV India such as Hum Log, Ravish ki Report, Des Ki Baat and Prime Time. Kumar has been awarded the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award twice, in addition to the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2019.