Chennai : Kasturi & Sons Ltd. has appointed Mukund Padmanabhan as Editor of The Hindu. Padmanabhan has been working with the group for the past 15 years and headed Businessline since 2012. The decision was taken unanimously by Board of Directors in a meeting held on 23rd March 2016.
Padmanabhan, a LSE graduate, had taught in the Delhi University for a brief period before beginning his career in journalism. He had worked with The Indian Express before joining The Hindu.
The KSL Board also decided unanimously to appoint Raghavan Srinivasan, Senior Associate Editor of Business Line, as Editor of Business Line. The appointments take immediate effect.
Early in January, Malini Parthasarathy, the newspaper’s first-ever woman editor, stepped down from the position after short stint of 11 months in the job, citing “general dissatisfaction” with her performance, and said that she had been “harshly judged”. This came two years after a family rift within The Hindu that led to the resignation of former editor Siddharth Varadarajan.
Both appointments were made on the basis of the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of the KSL Board.
The KSL Board placed on record its appreciation of the contribution of Suresh Nambath, National Editor of The Hindu, in managing the editorial transition smoothly and efficiently, drawing on the team strengths of the newspaper.