Social media all over India and other parts of the Asian continent as well as the world was on fire after the announcement that Prime-TV presenter Arnab Goswami was leaving the country’s top English-language channel.
Goswami, a household name linked to the phrase “the nation wants to know” is famous for getting vital information from his guests.
The announcement of his departure has raised speculation on Twitter in India, with many wondering why he is leaving the station.
Goswami did not provide any details for his departure and the employer is yet to confirm this.
While working at Times Now, he developed a signature style that was fundamental in escalating him to a national icon. He was the host of the channel’s popular Newshour programme and also an editor-in-chief.
A source from Times Now spoke to BBC saying that Arnab Goswami announced his resignation at a staff meeting on Tuesday. But the company is yet to give an official confirmation and on Tuesday ran a teaser regarding his return after being absent for days.
At 21:00 local time, when Newshour aired, Goswami appeared to his captive audience – but left little clue about his future at the end of the show.
The speculation that many hold now is that he may be planning to embark on his individual news venture.
There was also a separate reports that say his project is meant to be a formidable force competing against BBC and CNN.