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India’s leading media mogul Subhash Chandra was a one-time rice trader in Haryana and is credited with launching India’s satellite television revolution. His other business interests include packaging, theme parks, lotteries and cinema multiplexes. The founder Chairman of Essel Group of Industries having interests in packaging, entertainment parks, satellite television, cable TV distribution, movie production, multiplexes, education, animation, publishing, satellite and online Lottery, Subhash Chandra was born on 30th November 1950, in Hisar, Haryana. He [...]

Freedom fighter and newspaper baron Ramnath Goenka was born in Bihar on April 3, 1904. After his primary education in Varanasi, he came to Chennai at the young age of 15. It was the quirk of fate that led him to foray into the business of newspapers. His journey to fame began in 1932, when he took over the loss-making Madras edition of The Free Press Journal. He went on to found the Indian Express [...]

The legendary cartoonist Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman (R.K. Laxman) was best known for his creation The Common Man. Born on 24 October 1924, he was widely regarded as India’s greatest cartoonist ever. Laxman had seven siblings and his father was a teacher at a local school. Being inspired by the cartoons that appeared in renowned magazines like Punch, he started drawing everything that caught his attention. Laxman graduated from the University of Mysore and began his [...]

Prannoy Roy is credited with single-handedly changing the face of the Indian television. Born on October 15, 1949,in Kolkata, West Bengal he is the founder and president of New Delhi Television (NDTV). He completed his schooling from The Doon School before going to the United Kingdom from where he graduated in economics in 1973. After completing his Ph.D from the Delhi School of Economics, he worked as Chartered Accountant before moving over to television. He [...]

Cho Ramaswamy (Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy), born on 5 October 1934, was an Indian actor, political satirist, editor, playwright and dialogue writer, film director and a lawyer in Tamil Nadu. He is known for being the founder and editor of the Tamil magazine Thuglak. He also published his impartial viewpoints on politics. Some of his editorial attacks were on Chandra Shekhar, Indira Gandhi, Karunanidhi, Ramakrishna Hegde, Jayalalithaa, Sonia Gandhi, N. T. Rama Rao, P. Chidambaram, Atal [...]

Ameen Sayani is famous for his golden voice. He has compered programs on radio and television. He started his career in radio in 1951 with Radio Ceylon and won the heart of millions with ‘Binaca Geetmala’on AIR. At present he hosts a show on RED FM and also produces a few shows for the network. During his career of over 50 years, he has produced and compered more than 54,000 radio programmes and 19,000 jingles. [...]