It would be safe to say that an era came to end at Times Now, when its Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami called it quits. Famous for his show, Newshour, Arnab shook the Indian media industry when he resigned from his post. It has been commonplace to see his dramatic expressions and thundering voice everyday at 9pm, however, the Man of the hour made a small humble speech before bidding farewell to his colleagues. Here’s what he said:
With a round of applause lasting for quite some time, Arnab takes a stand in the centre of his newsroom in Mumbai and says,
“The game has just begun. Thank you guys, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I have enjoyed a lot here and I hope you too enjoyed having me here. But what I want to say is, that the game starts now. Don’t ever lose faith in the independent media. Nobody can teach us independent media. It has come and will happen. And, I have been able to do it only because of you. Whatever I have said to you in the past, please forgive me for it. I have only done it because I want this channel to go up. I am vert grateful that you people gave me a chance to lead you. I must have done something good, to receive so much love from you.
I am not going anywhere. It’s a small world, guys. Thank you!”
Sources said that he announced his resignation at an editorial meeting. Goswami resigned from the post as he wanted to start something on his own, said sources. According to Business Standard, Goswami might start a news channel with politician and entrepreneur Rajeev Chandrasekhar and American media baron Rupert Murdoch. It was also said that Goswami might join Fox News. However, no confirmation has been made about the aforementioned.
Goswami started his career at The Telegraph in Kolkata. Within a year, in 1995, he joined NDTV where he was one of the more prominent faces along with Vikram Chandra and Rajdeep Sardesai. He later joined Times Now as its Editor-in-Chief in 2006.