Renowned television journalist Barkha Dutt has resigned as Consulting Editor of NDTV after working with the news channel for over 20 years.
NDTV issued an official statement about her departure and wished her luck for her future endeavors.
In a statement the TV news channel said, "In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an acclaimed, award-winning journalist of repute across India and many parts of the world."
After her exit from NDTV, she is likely to start her own venture and build her "own multimedia content".
In 2015, she had stepped down as NDTV's Group Editor but continued working as a Consulting Editor with the channel.
Dutt posted a farewell message on her official accounts on social media.
Its been a super ride at NDTV but new beginning in 2017. I shall be moving on from NDTV to explore new opportunities & my own ventures! 2/4— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) January 15, 2017
A Padma Shri awardee, Dutt rose to fame for her coverage during the 1999 Kargil war, and became the face of the channel.
In a career spanning over two decades, her name was dragged in many controversies including the infamous Nira Radia tapes, where she was accused of negotiating with politicians. She also faced criticism for her coverage during the 2008 Mumbai attacks.