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Shekhar Gupta’s stint at India Today ends

An email from Chairman Aroon Purie said the relationship of Gupta is changing from Vice-Chairman and Editor-in-Chief to Editorial Advisor. Purie himself is taking on the role of Editor-in-Chief

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | September 1, 2014

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Two months after joining India Today Group as Vice-Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Shekhar Gupta’s stint has come to an end. Chairman Aroon Purie informed his senior management colleagues about this development through an email this morning. The email stated that the relationship of Gupta with India Today Group is changing from Vice-Chairman and Editor-in-Chief to Editorial Advisor. Purie himself is taking on the role of Editor-in-Chief.

Gupta had joined India Today Group on June 4 this year from Indian Express after a 19-year stint with Indian Express. He quit Indian Express Group as Editor-in-Chief.

Purie wrote: “Shekhar has spent the last two months getting to know the organisation, 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 Advisor 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 plus other long form articles, which he will write exclusively for the magazine.

Purie further wrote: “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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