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Narayana Murthy steps down as NDTV director

Narayana Murthy steps down as NDTV director
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First Published: Thu, Sep 24 2009. 02 54 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Sep 24 2009. 02 54 PM IST
Mumbai: Media firm NDTV on Thursday said N. R. Narayana Murthy, founder of IT major Infosys Technologies, is stepping down as its director with immediate effect.
NDTV on Thursday informed the stock exchanges that Murthy has expressed his inability to continue on its board because of his other commitments but has agreed to act as a mentor.
“In view of increasing pressure on his time and due to his commitments within and outside Infosys, N. R. Narayana Murthy has expressed his inability to continue as a director on the board of directors of the company with immediate effect,” a filing said.
The filing further added that “Murthy has agreed to act as mentor for New Delhi Television Limited”.
Infosys Technologies chairman of the board and chief mentor, Narayana Murthy, was acting as the non-executive independent director of the company.
NDTV said “the board of directors and the company place on record their deep appreciation of the valuable contribution of Murthy as a director during his tenure on the board.”
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First Published: Thu, Sep 24 2009. 02 54 PM IST