Mahendra Mohan Gupta has succeeded KN Shanth Kumar of Deccan Herald. He was elected unanimously at a meeting of the PTI Board following the company's 66th Annual General Meeting (AGM) here.

Besides having served a six-year term as a Rajya Sabha Member, Gupta has formerly been President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS), Indian Language Newspapers Association (ILNA) and Chairman of the news agency UNI. He has also been a member of the Press Council of India.

Meanwhile, Hormusji N Cama, Managing Director of Bombay Samachar, was unanimously elected Vice-Chairman of the Press Trust of India.
Besides Gupta and Cama, members of the PTI Board are: Vineet Jain (Times of India), Vijay Kumar Chopra (Hind Samachar), N Ravi (The Hindu), Aveek Kumar Sarkar (Ananda Bazar Patrika), MP Veerendra Kumar (Mathrubhoomi), R Lakshmipathy (Dinamalar), Riyad Mathew (Malayala Manorama), Sanjoy Narayan (Hindustan Times) and Viveck Goenka (Indian Express).
The directors from outside the newspaper industry are Prof. EV Chitnis, Justice SP Bharucha and Fali S Nariman.

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