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 GK۪s 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, India۪s 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 for more developments.