A masterclass in grace, gratitude and decency from ‘The Hindu’ on how to bid goodbye to an outgoing employee

Decency is not a virtue much in demand in Indian newsrooms, where the mercenary and the mercantile are valued higher.

But there is always the rare exception.

The Hindu gives its Editor Mukund Padmanabhan (in picture, above) a first-class sendoff upon his retirement, with a graceful (and grateful) front-page acknowledgement of services rendered by him to the 140-year-old behemoth, by N. Ram, chairman of the The Hindu Group.

Read N.Ram’s note: Editorial Transition

Also read: Aroon Purie note worthy of emulation

Photograph: By special arrangement!

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