Indian journalist Barkha Dutt quits channel after 21 years

Barkha rose to prominence for her coverage of the Kargil war in 1999


News Desk January 15, 2017
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Indian journalist Barkha Dutt has resigned as the NDTV consulting editor.

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An official statement issued by NDTV appreciated her work with the channel and wished her all the best for her future. “In 1995, Barkha Dutt joined NDTV straight out of college, and now, after 21 wonderful years together, Barkha has requested that she would like to explore some new opportunities, pursue other interests and work on her own ventures,” the statement read.

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“In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an acclaimed, award-winning journalist of repute across India and many parts of the world. We are certain that Barkha will go from strength to strength and NDTV wishes her all the very best,” it added.

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Barkha rose to prominence for her coverage of the Kargil war in 1999. She has won many awards, including India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri. Her name had earlier figured prominently in the Radia tapes controversy.

This article originally appeared on The Indian Express.

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