Siddarth Viradarajan is an American citizen and and founder of news portal The Wire. He is married to Nandini Sundar who is said to have links with maoists. He has experience working for The Hindu and Times of India. Tinku Varadarajan, Siddarth’s brother is also a journalist is also known for his Hindu hate. During his college days Siddarth was very active in left activism. He counts London School of Economics and Columbia University as his alma mater.
Siddarth is the board member of International Founding Committee of The Real News. Until 2015, he was also the board member of inter-governmental India-Nepal Foundation. He also served as the member of executive council of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, and a member of Indian Council of World Affairs. He continues on the editorial board of India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs and in 2019 joined the International Advisory Council of the Sydney-based Judith Neilson Institute of Journalism and Ideas. He is also a contributor for Al-Jazeera.
On 1st April 2020 Siddarth tweeted a fake news about UP CM Yogi Adityanath saying he had insisted Rama Navami celebrations will be held as usual admist Corona pandemic and attributed a a false quote to him. The original quote was made my Mahant of Gorakhnath Mutt. Siddarth did this to shield Tablighi Jamaatis who were primarily responsible for spreading corona virus in India. He also shielded Jamia Milia Islamia Professor Abrar Ahmad who failed Hindu students because they supported the government’s Citizenship Amendment Act. Siddarth in his wrote that the professor was being ‘sarcastic’ and it was taken out of context. He calls Delhi riots masterminds as ‘human rights defenders’, he has never mentioned the loss of Hindu lives in Delhi riots, he has not acknowledged the damage to property of Hindus and loss livelihood of many poor Hindus, he defended Sharjeel Imam by saying that it was ‘his idea of India’, he chose to lie that CAA was for every Hindu, but it has a cut-off date as 2014 and only for refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.