K Asokan

Editor, The Hindu Tamil

K Asokan joined The Hindu Tamil in Sept 2013 during its inception and has been the Editor ever since. Previously, he had spent over 25 years at the Vikatan group of Publications.
His journalistic career began with Vikatan group of publications as a student reporter trainee in the year 1984. During this period, he got the opportunity to travel to the Northern districts of Tamil Nadu. As a result of his outstanding performance, he was appointed as the senior reporter in 1989, where his job scope expanded to managing a group of reporters. It was during this period, he developed interest in translating news items and features from International magazines to Tamil.
He later became the Editor of Ananda Vikatan and subsequently Junior Vikatan in 2005, being the first non-family Editor in Vikatan’s history. Subsequently, between the years 2007 and 2010 he was appointed as the Editor-in-chief for Aval Vikatan, PasumaiVikatan, Sakthi Vikatan and NaanayamVikatan. In the year 2010, he was promoted as the Publisher of Vikatan group of Publications and he held that position for three years before joining The Hindu Tamil.