Aaj Tak CEO G Krishnan quits after 16 years

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After 16 years of being at the helm of TV Today Network, the parent company of Aaj Tak, G Krishnan has parted ways.

India Today Group Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Aroon Purie, announcing GK�۪s departure, said in a communication, “This is to inform you that G Krishnan (GK) has resigned from the services of the company with effect from September 1, 2011. All his direct reports will report to me until further notice. I would like to place on record my appreciation for his immense contribution in making TVtN a leading news broadcasting company of the country and AajTak, India�۪s foremost news channel in Hindi, right from its inception.”

GK, as he was popularly known as, joined the India Today Group in 1995 to produce a daily news bulletin for Doordarshan called ‘Aaj Tak’. This proved immensely popular, which led to Krishnan to evolve the programme into a full-fledged news channel.

After establishing Aaj Tak as a market leader in terms of number of viewers, he conceptualised the need for an English channel for young urban viewers and launched Headlines Today.

It is not yet known where G Krishnan is moving to. Keep it with BizAsia.co.uk for more developments.

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