Veteran journalist Arvind Padmanabhan passed away on 8 March 2017 of cardiac arrest. He was 49.
Arvind worked as an Executive Editor at IANS.
About Arvind Padmanabhan
• Arvind Padmanabhan was born in 1967 at Tirunelveli, Tamul Nadu.
• His father was G. Padmanabhan, who worked for many years with the Press Institute of India and the Indian & Eastern Newspapers Society (IENS, now INS).
• Arvind was widely admired in the journalistic community for the thoroughness he displayed in reporting, writing and editing.
• Before joining the IANS, he worked with the PTI, The Times of India and TV18.
• He joined the India Abroad Newspaper as in-charge of its Business Section in 1999.
• With the news agency, he first assumed charge of the Business Bureau of the wire service and subsequently became the Business Editor of IANS and then the Bureau Chief.
• Soon, he was elevated as the Executive Editor. He headed the business and economy team.
• Indo-Asian News Service is a private Indian news agency.
• It was founded by Indian-American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service.
• Later, the agency was renamed as the Indo-Asian News Service.