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Remembering T T Vijayaraghavan

Other Days, Other Times

T T Vijayaraghavan (TTV), who passed away recently, was a member of the core group of journalists that launched the Economic Times (ET) in 1961. TTV joined the paper as assistant editor and served it with distinction for two decades. The other key members at the inception of the paper were: P S Hariharan (editor), T K Seshadri (news editor), Hannan Ezekiel and A R Rao (both assistant editors).

The idea of producing a financial daily in India was altogether novel at the time. There were serious doubts as to whether there was a large enough market for such a paper. It is to the credit of Shanti Prasad Jain, the then proprietor of Bennett Coleman and Company, that he gave the idea his fullest backing, and supported its losses for several years. Jain was keen that the fledgling daily attract the best talent, so he encouraged the management to offer its recruits terms that were superior to those of the Times of India (ToI), something that caused heartburn at the group’s flagship.

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Updated On : 29th Mar, 2017
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