Sidharth Bhatia, who has helmed the editorial pages of DNA since the daily’s launch in 2005, has stepped down. He confirmed the development.
With this, two senior editorial staffers have stepped down at the Mumbai-headquartered daily in as many months. Editor-at-large Ayaz Memon had resigned last month. The daily is widely believed to be going through a shakeup, but CEO K.U. Rao denied anything was unusual. “This is all part of normal attrition,” he said.
Bhatia has worked as a journalist for 33 years, starting as a reporter at the Free Press Journal in 1976. He has worked in senior roles at The Independent, The Observer and on the India Business Week show on Star TV. He also helped launch French daily Le Matinal in Mauritius.