After spending over 13 years with TV Today Group, Qamar Waheed Naqvi is stepping down as Editorial Head and News Director of Aaj Tak. All editorial heads will be reporting to Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India Today Group till a new News Director in brought on board.
Naqvi is credited for coming up with the name ‘Aaj tak’ for TV Today’s news channel. He did two stints with the organisation – the first one was from June 1995 to October 2000, while the second stint started in February 2004. His last day with Aaj Tak will be on May 31, 2012.
Speaking to exchange4media, Naqvi said, “I will always cherish my tenure with Aaj Tak. Ending such a relationship is not easy.”
Elaborating further he added, “There have been many milestones during this long working period, but the most important one has been maintaining the reputation of the channel and keeping it at number one position every year.”
He shared the one thing that he would remember the most of his stint with Aaj Tak was working with SP Singh, one of founder-members of Aaj Tak.
Naqvi refrained from sharing his future plans stating that he would be on a sabbatical for at least the next three to four months.