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N Ram steps down from The Hindu

N Ram has stepped down as editor-in-chief and publisher of The Hindu newspaper and other group publications, in another move of a long and public battle for succession played out at media group Kasturi & Sons. The controversial succession has involved issues such as separation of family from editorial positions, and dragged in most of the inheritors of four cousins who hold the equity of Kasturi & Sons. N Ram, a member of the owner family, was editor-in-chief for eight years, and will hand over the baton to Siddharth Varadarajan, a non-family member, on Thursday next week. Ram will ...