Shekhar Gupta quits as India Today editor

Shekhar Gupta

Shekhar Gupta, named vice-chairman and editor-in-chief of the India Today group two months back, has quit his role and has been made the editorial adviser.

Aroon Purie, chairman of the group, has taken up all editorial responsibilities yet again. 

In a mail to employees, Purie stated,“Shekhar has spent the last two months getting to know the organization, and we him. After much thought and discussion, we have decided to restructure our arrangement to our mutual benefit.

“From today, I will resume the responsibilities of editor-in-chief and he will be Editorial Adviser to the India Today Group even as he pursues his creative and entrepreneurial interests.

“Gupta’s weekly column, National Interest, will continue to be published in the India Today magazine and he will continue to write exclusive articles for the magazine as well. 

“Shekhar, a dear personal friend, remains passionate to the India Today revamp project and will support me and the team. He will attend India Today weekly news meetings to brainstorm with us. He will be available to all of you as a sounding board, critic and mentor.”

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