Updated: HT Foreign Editor Amit Baruah To Head BBC Hindi, Culture Editor To Join Govt

Hindustan Times is losing two senior editors. Foreign editor Amit Baruah is leaving to head BBC’s Hindi service. Baruah has been foreign editor since 2007, prior to which, he spent 19 years at The Hindu, variously as foreign correspondent at Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South East Asia, and also as diplomatic correspondent in New Delhi. Baruah confirmed the development.

Religion and culture editor Renuka Narayanan is leaving to take up an assignment with the ministry of external affairs. “…Narayanan is leaving us to take up a newly created prestigious job with the Ministry of External Affairs as Director of a new India Cultural Centre, Bangkok,” managing editor Samar Halarnkar wrote in an internal memo yesterday.

Pramitpal Chaudhuri will take over as foreign editor. “Pramit has previously been a senior editor, foreign editor and US correspondent. Pramit has visited 40 countries on various assignments and a distinguished record as a foreign affairs specialist and researcher,” Halarnkar wrote.

No replacement has been named for Narayanan.