The news of Ravish Kumar’s resignation from NDTV a day after Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy’s resignation as directors has set the internet on fire. While his supporters have termed the decision ‘brave’, the TV anchor’s critics have moved swiftly to take potshots using his old social media post on rumoured resignation.
Immediately after the Adani Group completed the takeover of NDTV in August this year, Kumar was rumoured to have resigned. However, the TV anchor had taken to social media to deny those rumours, calling them baseless.
He had written in Hindi, “Honorable People, the point of my resignation is as baseless rumour as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to give me an interview and Akshay Kumar is waiting for me at the gate with Bombay mangoes.”
However, NDTV confirmed on Wednesday that Kumar had resigned after ‘decades’ of association with the channel. In an internal communication, Suparna Singh of NDTV wrote, “Few journalists have impacted people as much as Ravish,” the mail stated. “This reflects in the immense feedback about him: in the ‘crowds he draws everywhere; in the prestigious awards and recognition he has received, within India and internationally.”
She added, “Few journalists have impacted people as much as Ravish. This reflects in the immense feedback about him: in the crowds he draws everywhere; in the prestigious awards and recognition he has received, within India and internationally.”
Social media exploded on the news of Kumar, who was conferred with the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2019.
— Deepika Pushkar Nath (@DeepikaSRajawat) November 30, 2022
Apparently, they found it easier to buy NDTV than to buy Ravish Kumar.
— PuNsTeR™ (@Pun_Starr) November 30, 2022
“Not all battles are fought for victory. Some are fought to tell the world that someone was there on the battlefield.” – Ravish Kumar
— Kaushik Raj (@kaushikrj6) November 30, 2022
— Amit Kumar (@AMIT_GUJJU) November 30, 2022
Ravish Kumar now pic.twitter.com/ge24i3XrLm
— SarcasmHit (@SarcasmHit) November 29, 2022
Once upon a time… pic.twitter.com/cxvkUinwqP
— Kanchan Gupta 🇮🇳 (@KanchanGupta) November 30, 2022
पूरी ऊर्जा नरेन्द्र मोदी का करियर खत्म करने में लगाने वाले मसीहा कुमार का खुद का करियर खत्म हो गया।सुना है इस्तीफ़ा ले लिया गया है।मसीहा कुमार,उसके चंपूओं और उसके चम्मच समर्थकों के लिए दुख की घड़ी जो 2014 से शुरू हुई थी उसके खत्म होने के संकेत दिख नहीं रहे। ईश्वर उन्हें शक्ति दे।
— Sushant Sinha (@SushantBSinha) November 30, 2022
पत्तलकार Ravish kumar का NDTV से इस्तीफा।
ना तो प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी इंटरव्यू दिए और ना ही अक्षय कुमार बंबइया आम लेकर गेट पर उनका इंतज़ार कर रहे थे✌️ 😂 pic.twitter.com/h1kKVmlIZn
— डुलेश्वर प्रसाद मैत्री 🏆 🎓 (@dp_maitry) November 30, 2022