Following the steps of some popular Indian journalists, NDTV's Barkha Dutt resigned from her Group Editor post to set up her own media house.
Th e-mail from NDTV founders Radhika and Prannoy suggests Dutt will continue serving as the consulting editor for the channel.
Dutt has served the news channel for almost two decades and became popular after she covered the Kargil war and 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Dutt has also received many prestigious awards, including the Padma Shri and the Indian Television Academy award for Best Talk Show for the past five years.
Check below the e-mail from NDTV founders announcing Dutt's resignation, according to Firstpost.
Barkha Dutt was only 23 when she joined NDTV as a young reporter cum producer. NDTV was the first place she ever worked in and for two decades we have seen her evolve into one of our most prolific reporters. She has been a key member of the NDTV family and a big part of our memorable journey from a production house that created a nightly news bulletin for doordarshan to what we are today. She has worn many hats for NDTV: journalist, anchor, editor and NDTV has been both her learning ground and her second home.
Now twenty years later we wish her all the very best as she embarks on yet another role with us. Barkha will be moving to the role of Consulting Editor. She will remain as closely associated with NDTV as she has all these years as the anchor for Buck Stops Here on weeknights and We The People on weekends. She will also be available as always for analysis and inputs on big news events and stories. While her TV relationship with NDTV remains unchanged, in her new role she will be setting up her own multimedia content company and policy group. We have literally seen barkha grow from a child to an adult professional and look forward to our close bonds only strengthening further as she embarks on this new venture.
I know you will join us in wishing Barkha the very very best.
Radhika and Prannoy"
Other popular Indian journalists who resigned recently are Rajdeep Sardesai, Sagarika Ghose and Qamar Waheed Naqvi.
Sardesai, who started his career in 1994 as NDTV's Political Editor, became the editor-in-chief of CNN-IBN in 2005. However, after Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries acquired the Network 18, which was the parent channel of CNN-IBN, IBN7 and CNBC, Sardesai resigned from the news channel. He is currently the consulting editor at the India Today group.
Sardesai's wife Sagarika Ghose began her career as a journalist in 1991 and has worked with the Times of India, Indian Express and Outlook magazine. She later became the deputy editor and prime time anchor of CNN-IBN. However, following Reliance's group's acquisition of the channel for a massive ₹4,000 crore deal, Ghosh also resigned from the channel on 5 July, 2014. Currently, she is the consulting editor at the TOI.
Qamar Waheed Naqvi
Qamar Waheed Naqvi, senior journo and editorial director of India TV resigned from the channel on 14 April, 2014, against an allegedly "fixed" interview with the then-Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Modi was interviewed by the channel's editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma on 10 April for the show "Aap Ki Adalat".
Tehelka's Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhary resigned from her post in 2013 following the controversial allegations against the magazine's founder Tarun Tejpal. Chaudhary has also worked with Doordarshan, India Today and Outlook.