National daily The Hindu will have a new Editor from March 2019. Suresh Nambath is set to take over from Mukund Padmanabhan as Editor of the paper. The Board of Directors of The Hindu Publishing Group unanimously appointed Suresh Nambath to succeed Mukund Padmanabhan who has been Editor since March 2016.
Presently the National Editor at the newspaper, Suresh Nambath joined the Hindu as Principal Correspondent covering Tamil Nadu politics in October 1996. He went on to serve as Tamil Nadu Bureau Chief for six years between 2006 and 2012. Suresh was then appointed as Senior Associate Editor and Coordinating Editor in March 2014 before being made National Editor in October 2015.
“Over the past 22 years, Mr. Nambath has engaged himself in various aspects of bringing out an iconic newspaper, which is now 140 years old. He has played a coordinating and leadership role on the news as well as editorial and opinion sides,” states a report in The Hindu.
Mukund Padmanabhan, who was the Editor of Business Line, took over as Editor of The Hindu in March 2016 following Malini Parthasarathy’s resignation in January that year. Malini served as Editor for 11 months before stepping down. The launch of the Mumbai edition of The Hindu and the amount of money spent on it were reported to be reasons for differences between the Board and Malini.
Following Malini’s resignation, Suresh was acting Editor of The Hindu until Mukund’s appointment.
In 2011, the Board appointed Siddharth Varadarajan as Editor of The Hindu. He was the first Editor in nearly 50 years who didn’t belong to the Kasturi family. However, he soon resigned in October 2013, with N Ravi taking over from him.