Venugopal Kasturi elected chairman of Kasturi and Sons

Holding company of The Hindu Group Publishing Private Ltd

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Venugopal Kasturi Courtesy: The Hindu

Venugopal Kasturi has been elected chairman of Kasturi and Sons Ltd., the holding company of The Hindu Group Publishing Private Ltd (THGPPL). 

THGPPL is the publisher of the daily newspapers The Hindu and Businessline, and magazine Frontline, which was revamped recently, and Sportstar, The Hindu website reported. 

Venugopal Kasturi was the founding Executive Editor of Businessline and the younger son of The Hindu’s long-serving editor G. Kasturi.

Venugopal Kasturi is also a director of KSL Media Ltd., Kasturi Estates Private Ltd., KSL Digital Ventures, Chennai International Centre, and Sporting Pastime India Ltd.

Earlier this year, Malini Parthasarathy, former executive editor of The Hindu, had resigned from the board of The Hindu Group Publishing Private Limited (THGPPL), hinting at possible differences within the organization. Parthasarathy’s term as chairperson of The Hindu Group Publishing has also ended simultaneously.

Following Parthasarathy’s exit, the company had unanimously appointed Nirmala Lakshman as chairperson of the Board of Directors of THGPPL for three years. 

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