Why Kashmiri Pundit ‘Nidhi Razdan’ left NDTV after 21 years of service for the channel?

Well-known TV journalist Nidhi Razdan has announced that she will no longer be a part of NDTV. In a tweet, Razdan said she would leave NDTV channel and adopt a teaching role at Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences as associate professor later this year.

It has been learnt that Razdan had been working with the television channel for 21 years. “NDTV has taught me everything,” she said. “It has been my home. I am proud of the work we do, the stories we cover, the values we stand for, especially at a time when the much of the media has surrendered its objectivity.”

Being an executive editor of NDTV, Razdan had earned a huge name in English television journalism over the past two decades. She recently was honoured with the International Press Institute India award for excellence in journalism for her reporting of the Kathua rape and murder case in Jammu and Kashmir.

Nidhi Razdan is a Kashmiri Pandit and the daughter of Maharaj Krishan Razdan, the former editor-in-chief of news agency, Press Trust of India.

Taking to Twitter, Razdan wrote, “after 21 years at NDTV, I am changing direction and moving on. Later this year, I start as an Associate Professor teaching journalism as part of Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences,” 

Most of all, I want to thank @PrannoyRoyNDTV @radhikaroyndtv for being the most incredible mentors and bosses. You took me in as a 22 year old and believed in me. I never say never, so TV may one day beckon again. Wish me luck.”

Thanking NDTV co-founders Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, Razdan said that she would miss her colleagues deeply. Moments after she made an announcement, she received many wishes from Several prominent journalists and some politicians.

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