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RBU Shyam Kumar quits New Gen Media

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MUMBAI: After a stint of more than five years as CEO of New Generation Media Corporation (NGMC), RBU Shyam Kumar has decided to call it quits and start on his own. The new venture has two Tamil channels under its fold?a news channel Puthiya Thalaimurai and a GEC Puthu Yugam.

Kumar has been with NGMC's parent company, SRM Group, for nearly nine years. He was instrumental in launching the claimed-unbiased news channel Puthiya Thalaimurai, which even gave the Sun Network a run for its money. He followed this up with the GEC, which didn?t do as well but made a mark for itself.

Before joining the SRM Group, he was associated with the Times of India Group for 14 years. He has also had stints at Eureka Forbes and BPL. An MBA from Pondicherry University, he graduated from Loyola College in Chennai.

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