K. V. L. Narayan Rao

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K. V. L. Narayan Rao
Born (1954-07-17)July 17, 1954
New Delhi, India
Died 20 November 2017(2017-11-20) (aged 63)[1]
New Delhi
Occupation Media Professional
Years active 1995–2017

K. V. L. Narayan Rao (July 17, 1954 – 20 November 2017) was group Chief Executive Officer of Indian TV network NDTV[2][3] and the executive vice chairperson of News Broadcasters Association[4]


Rao started his career as a journalist with the Indian Express, before joining the Indian Revenue Service. He has been with NDTV since 1995 and has earlier been responsible for the Human Resources, Administration and Operations of the Company. Rao has played a vital role in the transition and growth of NDTV from a production house to a broadcaster.


  1. ^ "In Memory Of Narayan Rao, From All Of Us At NDTV". NDTV. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Bhat, Varada (2011-07-30). "NDTV rejigs management". Business Standard. New Delhi: Business Standard Ltd. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  3. ^ http://m.adageindia.in/media/vikram-chandra-steps-down-as-ndtv-ceo-kvl-narayan-rao-to-assume-additional-charge/articleshow/55110956.cms
  4. ^ Nayyar, Dhiraj (2012-05-04). "Trai's Digital dud: Regulator favours cable networks over broadcasters". India Today. New Delhi: Living Media India Limited. Retrieved 15 July 2012.