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KVL Narayan Rao will be the Executive Vice Chairman; Vikram Chandra to be the new Group CEO; Barkha Dutt likely to step down from Group Editor role. NDTV Ltd. is undergoing through top management changes. BestMediaInfo.com has learnt from the highly placed sources within the organization that NDTV will soon announce the changes. According to the information coming from the confirmed sources, Current Group CEO KVL Narayan Rao will be elevated to Executive Vice Chairman role at the NDTV Ltd. while Vikram Chandra will be replacing him as Group CEO. Chandra is currently Chief Executive Officer for NDTV Convergence & NDTV Networks. Chandra has been associated with NDTV since 1994 and is one of India’s best known anchorpersons. He presents ‘The Big Fight’, which has long been one of India’s top rated news and current affairs programmes and ‘Gadget Guru’ along with several other special shows. Previously, Vikram was the Managing Editor of NDTV Profit. As a special correspondent, he has extensively covered the Siachen & Kargil wars, and the conflict in Kashmir. Vikram has been named “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in Davos and won the Indian Television Academy Award 2008 for “Best Anchor for a Talk Show” amongst other coveted recognitions. In another major development in the history of the channel, Barkha Dutt’s relationship with NDTV may soon undergo a big change and she might step down from Group Editor-English News; however, the nature of the new relationship could not be confirmed by the time of filing of the report. According to the sources, the change in Barkha’s relationship with the channel will not be announced with other changes and it may take some time. When contacted, Barkha denied any such change in relationship with the channel and termed the information as rubbish and wrong. Followed by Barkha’s denial, official spokesperson of NDTV Manisha Natarajan has reiterated that the reports about change in roles of Barkha Dutt and Srinivasan Jain is speculative and Barkha Dutt will carry on with her role as the Group Editor along with the Srinivasan Jain as the Managing Editor of the group.