Nirmala Lakshman named as new Chairperson of The Hindu Group
Ms. Nirmala Lakshman has been appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Hindu Group Publishing Private Limited (THGPPL) for a term of three years. She succeeds Ms. Malini Parthasarathy, who stepped down as Chairperson at the Board’s meeting on Monday, June 5, 2023 upon nearing the completion of her three-year term.
Ms. Nirmala Lakshman holds a Ph.D. in post-modern literature and brings with her more than four decades of experience as an editor, writer, and strategist for The Hindu’s various publications. In her years as Joint Editor of The Hindu, she led the re-launch of several feature sections and the creation of new ones, such as ‘The Hindu Literary Review’, ‘Young World’, and ‘The Hindu in School’. She is the founder and curator of Lit for Life, The Hindu’s literary festival. Ms. Lakshman served as the Chairperson of Kasturi Media Limited (KML), publishers of The Hindu Tamil Thisai.
About the Hindu Group Publishing Private Limited (THGPPL)
- The Hindu Group Publishing Private Limited (THGPPL) is a media company headquartered in Chennai, India. It is the publisher of The Hindu, a national daily newspaper, as well as other publications including Frontline, Sportstar, and Hindu BusinessLine. THGPPL also operates a number of digital properties, including The Hindu’s website and mobile app.
- The company was founded in 1878 by G. Subramania Iyer. It was originally known as The Hindu Religious and Public Trust, and its primary focus was on publishing religious and educational material. In 1905, the trust acquired The Hindu newspaper, and the company’s focus shifted to journalism.
- THGPPL has been praised for its high-quality journalism and its commitment to independent reporting. The company has won numerous awards, including the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism and the Press Club of India Award for Best Newspaper.
- In recent years, THGPPL has made a number of investments in digital media. The company has launched a number of new digital properties, and it has also invested in its existing digital assets. THGPPL is committed to providing its readers with high-quality journalism across all platforms.
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