09 March 2017 Current Affairs: Veteran journalist Arvind Padmanabhan passed away on 8 March 2017 of cardiac arrest. He was 49.
Arvind worked as an Executive Editor at IANS.
Arvind Padmanabhan : Arvind Padmanabhan was born in 1967 at Tirunelveli, Tamul Nadu.
His father was G. Padmanabhan, who worked for many years with the Press Institute of India and the Indian & Eastern Newspapers Society (IENS, now INS).
Arvind was widely admired in the journalistic community for the thoroughness he displayed in reporting, writing and editing.
Before joining the IANS, he worked with the PTI, The Times of India and TV18.
He joined the India Abroad Newspaper as in-charge of its Business Section in 1999.
With the news agency, he first assumed charge of the Business Bureau of the wire service and subsequently became the Business Editor of IANS and then the Bureau Chief.
Soon, he was elevated as the Executive Editor. He headed the business and economy team.
IANS : Indo-Asian News Service is a private Indian news agency.
It was founded by Indian-American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service.
Later, the agency was renamed as the Indo-Asian News Service.