Update: A Bharti spokesperson informed us that Sachdev will be serving out his notice period at Bharti till the end of October. His replacement hasn’t been finalized yet.

Original Story: Hemant Sachdev, the Group Director for the Bharti Group has joined Microsoft India as the Joint Managing Director for its consumer and online business. Microsofts consumer business covers software, windows mobile, MSN and search. We’ve contacted Airtel for details on who’s taken over from him, or who is currently handling his mandate at Bharti. Details on Bharti’s organizational structure here.

Looks like Sachdev will be heading in India, Consumer and Online International, a sales and marketing organization that Microsoft has created, covering 22 countries. Also important in this context, is the move of Maya Hari, former head of Consumer Marketing for Microsoft, who left to take up entreprenurship – she’s launched an e-commerce portal Stylkist.com