Senior Journalist Ravish Kumar quit from his post as Senior Executive Editor at NDTV India on Wednesday after the news channel informed the Bombay Stock Exchange in a regulatory filing that its founders Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy have resigned as the directors of RRPR Holding Private Limited.
Suparna Singh, President, NDYV Group said Kumar’s resignation was effective immediately. Singh, through an email, stated, “Few journalists have impacted people as much as Ravish. This reflects in the immense feedback about him: in the ‘crowds he draws everywhere; in the prestigious awards and recognition he has received, within India and internationally and in his daily reports, which champion the rights and needs of those who are under-served.”
Singh added that Kumar had been an integral part of NDTV for decades and that his contribution has been immense. She said, “We know he will be hugely successful as he embarks on a new beginning.”
In September 2019, Kumar won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for ‘harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless.’ The Ramon Magasaysay Foundation said Kumar was being recognised for ‘his unfaltering commitment to a professional, ethical journalism of the highest standards; his moral courage in standing up for truth, integrity, and independence; and his principled belief that it is in giving full and respectful voice to the voiceless, in speaking truth bravely yet soberly to power, that journalism fulfills its noblest aims to advance democracy.’
Kumar used to host a number of programs including the channel’s flagship weekday show Hum Log, Ravish ki Report, Des Ki Baat and Prime Time. He has also been conferred with the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award twice.
Prannoy and Radhika Roy resigned as the Directors on the board of RRPR Holding Private Limited, the company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. The board of RRPR Holding has approved the appointment of Sudipta Bhattacharya, Sanjay Pugalia and Senthil Sinniah Chengalvarayan as Directors on its board with immediate effect.
The move came after the Gautam Adani-led Adani Group acquired 29.18% stake in television channel NDTV Ltd on August 23 and said it would launch an open offer as required by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to buy another 26% in the company. On November 22, the Adani Group launched its open offer, which is to remain open until December 5, 2022
Gautam Adani’s son gets engaged to diamond trader’s daughter in low-key affair
Billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani’s son Jeet Adani got engaged to Diva Jaimin Shah on Sunday. The low-key engagement, which was held in Ahmedabad, was attended by close friends and family members. Diva is the daughter of diamond trader Jaimin Shah of C.Dinesh & Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Jeet Adani pursued his education from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and joined the Adani Group in 2019. At present, he’s the Vice President, Group Finance.
As mentioned on the website of Adani Group, Jeet began his career in the Group CFO’s office by looking into Strategic Finance, Capital Markets and Risk & Governance Policy.
The website states that Jeet is also ‘spearheading the Adani Airports business as well as the Adani Digital Labs – which is all set to build a super app to cater to all the consumers of Adani Group businesses.’
Adani’s elder son Karan is married to Paridhi Shroff, who’s the daughter of Cyril Shroff who is the managing partner of law firm – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Karan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adani Ports & SEZ Limited and the director of Adani Airport Holdings Limited.
Jeet’s engagement comes at a time when the Adani Group is battling the massive fallout from US short seller Hindenburg Research’s report against Adani Group. Hindenburg alleged Adani of stock manipulation and improper use of tax havens and even flagged concerns over debt levels. However, Adani has rejected the concerns and denied any wrongdoing.
Anant Ambani and Radhika welcomed with dhol beats post engagement; Mika performs live
The entire Ambani family is in celebratory mode right now. Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son, Anant got engaged to his childhood friend, Radhika Merchant yesterday (December 29).
The couple exchanged rings at the Darbar of Lord Srinathji at Nathdwara, Rajasthan yesterday (December 29). And it is said that even the roka ceremony took place at the temple too.
Radhika is the daughter of industrialist Viren Merchant, CEO of a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. She’s spotted with Anant Ambani on many Ambanis functions.
Later, the couple was received with a lot of naach gaana and live dhol drums in Mumbai. Also present to welcome Anant and Radhika was Bollywood singer Mika Singh, who sang a few of his Bollywood songs.
The roka ceremony in Rajasthan was followed by a grand party hosted by Mukesh Ambani at his Mumbai residence, Antilia in the evening. Be it Shah Rukh, Salman, Ranbir-Alia, Janhvi, Ranveer Singh or Ayan Mukherjee, a host of celebs were present at the engagement do.
Ratan Tata pampers his dogs with boiled chicken from Taj Hotel
Famous industrialist Ratan Tata was born on 28 December 1937. He is celebrating his 85th birthday this year. His love for dogs is legendary; he has a special kennel built for stray dogs at Tata Sons’ headquarters in Mumbai.
Script by – Shamanand Tayde