Sreenivasan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter and producer who works in Malayalam films. Sreenivasan has starred in over 200 films, he is most popular for his comedy oriented performances. Sreenivasan wrote the screenplay for films such as Odaruthammava Aalariyam, Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam, Gandhinagar 2nd Street, Pattanapravesham, Thalayanamanthram, Mazhayethum Munpe, Azhakiya Ravanan, Oru Maravathoor Kanavu, Udayananu Tharam, Katha Parayumpol, Njan Prakashan among which the latter is one of the highest-grossing Malayalam film of all time, he has won two Kerala State Film Awards for Sandesam and Mazhayethum Munpe. As a writer and actor he has collaborated with directors such as Priyadarshan, Sathyan Anthikad and Kamal; as a filmmaker, he directed Vadakkunokkiyanthram and Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala. While Vadakkunokkiyanthram won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film, Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala won the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues and Best Popular Film Award at the 29th Kerala State Film Awards.
He co-produced Katha Parayumpol and Thattathin Marayathu under the banner Lumiere Film Company, along with actor Mukesh. Sreenivasan was born in Patyam, a village near Thalassery in Kannur, North Malabar region of Kerala State in India, he has two brothers. His mother was his father a school teacher. Sreenivasan completed his formal education at Koothuparamb middle school and Government High School, Kathiroor, he received a bachelor's degree in economics from Mattanur. In 1977, Sreenivasan studied at the Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. Sreenivasan is married to a school teacher, his elder son, Vineeth Sreenivasan, is a director, singer, dubbing artist and actor. His younger son, Dhyan Sreenivasan, made his debut in Thira, a thriller movie directed by his brother. Sreenivasan debuted in the 1977 P. A. Backer movie Manimuzhakkam. At film school, he was enrolled by A. Prabhakaran, who cast him in Mela. In 1984, Sreenivasan wrote Odaruthammava Aalariyam, he both wrote and acted in Varavelpu, Gandhinagar 2nd Street and its two sequels and Akkare Akkare Akkare.
As a director he filmed Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala. His comedies include Aram + Aram = Kinnaram, Kinnaripuzhayoram, Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu, Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu, Azhakiya Ravanan, Chithram etc. Sreenivasan’s scripts in 1980’s and 90’s brilliantly portrayed the amusing part of people who were obsessed with pulp fiction stories that appeared in substandard Malayalam magazines while not to mention about his subtle approach in explaining the negative influence of such contents to the society of which majority were jobless. Through sagacious humor, he was, on the other hand, pretty successful in providing incredible insights into anarchy caused by the militant labor unions that are responsible for the closure of industries in Kerala. Sreenivasan has created a new dimension for Malayalam cinema by way of humor to tell stories in the simplest manner. National Film Awards: 1998 – Best Film on Other Social Issues – Chinthavishtayaya ShyamalaKerala State Film Awards: 2007– Best Popular Film – Katha Parayumbol 2006 – Special Mention – Thakarachenda 1998 – Best Popular Film – Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala 1995 – Best Screen Play – Mazhayethum Munpe 1995 – Best Popular Film – Mazhayethum Munpe 1991 – Best Screen Play – Sandesam 1991 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Story – Sandesam 1989 – Best Film – VadakkunokkiyantramAsianet Film Awards 2009 - Asianet Film Honour Special Jury Award for various films 2009 – Supporting Actor Award – Makante Achan, Passenger 2007 - Asianet Film Award for Lifetime Achievement for various films 2007 – Best Film Award – Kadha Parayumbol 2005 – Best Script Writer Award – Udayananu Tharam 2005 – Best Actor Award – Udayananu Tharam 1998 – Best Film Award – Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala 1998 – Best Director Award – Chinthavishtayaya ShyamalaOther awards 2010 – Asiavision Movie Award for Lifetime Achievement 2008 – Bahadoor Award for his contributions to Malayalam cinema Sreenivasan on IMDb
V. G. Muralikrishnan, professionally credited asMurali Gopy, is an Indian writer-actor, author and journalist, he wrote and acted in Ee Adutha Kaalathu, Left Right Left and Kammara Sambhavam, which are considered path breakers in their respective genres and scripted Lucifer starring Mohanlal in the lead role. He has won numerous awards including Filmfare Awards South and South Indian International Movie Awards for his work on screen and behind it. Murali Gopy joined The New Indian Express in 1995 after completing PG in Journalism at Institute of Journalism, Thiruvananthapuram, worked as sub-editor and reporter there, he joined The Hindu, as sub-editor and Features Editor. He shifted base to UAE, became chief sub-editor with Arab-Allied Media, for the sports magazines Cleanbowled and Sports Today. In 2008, he was appointed chief editor of MSN India Entertainment. In 2012, he resigned the job to be more active in films, his writings on various topics can be found in his blog mgvanguard.blogspot.in.
Murali is a short story writer. He published his first short story "Ayur Rekha" in Kalakaumudi in 1991 at the age of 19, he has stated that he started writing stories to bring a smile to his father, thespian Bharat Gopy, debilitated by a massive stroke in 1986. Murali Gopiyude Kadhakal, a compilation of his stories, has been published by Mathrubhumi Books, the third edition of, now running, he has sketched illustrations for The Hindu, Kalakaumudi and DC Books. Murali Gopy made his debut as a screenwriter and singer in the Lal Jose movie Rasikan; the 2012 film Ee Adutha Kaalathu, scripted by Murali, is considered a pathbreaker in Malayalam cinema, for its innovative method of weaving story threads together. It was opined to be "the cinema of 21st century" by stalwart writer N. S. Madhavan, his next screenplay was for Left Right Left directed by Arun Kumar Aravind. The basic essence of the movie is that a man is part DNA, part unknown and part what he sees and goes through as a child, it is a social thriller set in three periods -- the 80s/90s and the present.
The movie, which opened to excellent reviews on its release, has achieved cult status among fans and observers. The 2017 movie Tiyaan, written by him was noted for its bold theme that focused on the current socio-political scenario in India. Kammara Sambhavam, scripted by him, combines black humour with satire and spoof, has now acquired a cult following, he scripted Lucifer, starring Mohanlal, directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran. Murali's debut acting role in Rasikan was as the villain Kala Bhaskaran, his notable performances include the role of Ajay Kurien, an impotent and abusive husband in Ee Adutha Kaalathu, Che Guevara Roy, a paralyzed left activist in Left Right Left, Father Michael Plathottathil a young priest in Kanyaka Talkies, the double role as Dr. Hari Narayan and Ravi Narayan in the psychological thriller 1 by Two, Devassy Pappan, an 80 year old patriarch in Pa Va,Bhramaram,Mahashay Bhagvan, a self-proclaimed Godman in Tiyaan; as an actor, Murali has been praised for his attention to realistic acting style.
His onscreen portrayals have won him many accolades including the 61st Filmfare Awards South for The Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Known to be selective, Murali Gopy has worked only in a limited number of movies since his foray into film industry in 2004. Murali, passionate about his singing, has rendered songs for many films, his "The LRL Anthem" in Left Right Left, "Pakalinu Veyil" in 1 by Two, "Kalippu" in Premam and "Bham Bham Shiv Bole" in Tiyaan, were super hits. He has won Asiavision Movie Award for The New Sensation in Singing for "LRL Anthem". Murali Gopy ventured into lyrics writing with the song "Neti" in Tiyaan, which describes the path to spiritual enlightenment, he has written the Lucifer anthem song "Empuraane", sung by Usha Uthup. Murali is the son of renowned actor Bharath Jayalakshmy, he was married to Anjana Pillai,Asst. Manager SBI and has two children and Gowrav. Anjana died at the age of 38, on 26 April 2015 after suffering a heart attack. Murali has launched a website in memory of his father Bharath Gopi.
2019 - Kalajyothi Award 2014 - Amrita Film Award for The Best Actor in Supporting Role 2014 - South Indian International Movie Awards for The Best Actor in Supporting Role 2014 – 61st Filmfare Awards South for The Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2014 – Jaihind Film Award for The Best Script 2014 – Yuva Award 2013 – Thikkurissi Sukumaran Foundation Award for The Best Supporting Actor 2013 – Nana Film Award – Man of the Year 2013 – Asiavision Movie Award for The New Sensation in Singing 2013 – Asiavision Movie Award for The Best Screenplay 2013 – Santosham South India Film Awards for The Best Supporting Actor 2013 – Jaycey Foundation Award – Special Award 2013 – Jaihind Film Award – Special Jury Award 2013 – Vanitha Film Award for The Best Anti-Hero 2013 – Asianet Film Award for The Best Villain 2013 - Reporter Film Award for The Best Supporting Actor 2012 – P. Bhaskaran Foundation Award for The Best Story 2012 – Nana Film Award for the Best Script Writer 2012 – Asiavision Movie Award for The Best Anti-Hero 2012 – Asiavision Movie Awards for The New Sensation in Script 2012 – Mohan Raghavan Award for The Best Script Writer 2009 – The Sathyan Memorial Film Award for The Best Supporting Actor Murali Gopy on IMDb Murali's blog vanguardvgm – the first to last, a compilation of his articles
Krishna Praba credited as Krishna Prabha, is an Indian film actress and professional dancer trained in classical and cinematic traditions who chiefly appears in Malayalam movies. She made her entry into film industry in the film Madampi directed by the eminent Malayalam movie director B. Unnikrishnan, she played the character Mollykutty in Life of Josutty directed by Jeethu Joseph. Praba is a recipient of the Jaycey Daniel Foundation Awards for the best female comedy actress in 2009, she has appeared in the mini screen. Praba was born in 1987 at Sudheendra hospital in Ernakulam district to late Cr Prabhakaran Nair, a former mechanical engineer at Kalamassery HMT and Sheela Prabhakaran Nair, she completed her primary education from Saint Joseph Kalamassery and obtained Higher Secondary Education in humanities at Thevara Sacred Heart’s college Kochi. Her early influences included Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi and Margam kali, received Diploma certificate in Bharatanatyam from Alliance University Bangalore.
Krishna Praba got training in classical dance under the mentorship of Kalamandalam Sugandhi, her first dance teacher, at the age of 3. Praba received several awards at state level youth festival competition, she joined Manoj Guinness’s Cochin Navodaya troupe as a dancer. She collaborated with Sajan Palluruthy and Prajodh for ‘comedy show’ a program on Asianet TV channel. After her debut in B Unnikrishnan’s movie, Krishna Praba grew in stature in the Malayalam movie industry by playing different characters in a series of films, most notably in Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla and Life of Josutty. In 2014 she said that she felt privileged to be compared to late Sukumari after many celebrities including Kavya Madhavan and Ramesh Pisharody pointed out the similarities between the character Krishna played in ‘She taxi’ and Sukumari’s character in Boeing Boeing. In 2017 Krishna Praba joined a number of award-winning students to enact Radha Madhavam, a dance drama directed by cine actress Gayathri. Nanmayude Nakshathrangal - Kairali TV Tharotsavam - Kairali TV, Participant Aakashadoothu - Surya TV Twenty Twenty One - Asianet Enkilum Ente Gopalakrishna - Asianet Mukesh Kathakal - Kairali TV Devi Mahatmyam - Asianet Shubharathri - Jeevan TV, Anchor Chill.bowl - Asianet,Anchor Thamasha Bazaar -zee Keralam, Honey Jaycey Daniel Foundation Awards 2009: Jaycey Daniel Foundation Award for best female comedy actress Official website Krishna Praba on IMDb
Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, better known by his stage name Dileep, is an Indian film actor and businessman, who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry. He has acted in more than 150 films and has won four Kerala State Film Awards, a Filmfare Awards South and several other awards. Beginning as an impressionist in stage shows, Dileep attained popularity after being cast on the television comedy series Comicola on Asianet and its successor Cinemala. Dileep with Nadirshah produced and performed in the audio cassette series named De Maveli Kombathu, a successful sketch comedy, which turned into a television series on Asianet, he began his film career as an assistant director and worked under director Kamal in nine films, beginning with Vishnulokam in 1991, made his acting debut with a minor role in Kamal's Ennodu Ishtam Koodamo. He acted in a principal role in the 1994 film Manathe Kottaram taking the screen name Dileep, he established himself as a leading actor during the late 1990s doing comedic roles.
After the box office success of Meesa Madhavan he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam. In the same year, he won the Kerala State Film Award - Special Jury Award for his performance in Kunjikoonan, three years he received a Special Mention for his role in Chanthupottu. In 2011, his role in Vellaripravinte Changathi won him his first Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor. Two of his films, Two Countries and Ramaleela, grossed over ₹50 crore and were ranked among the top ten highest-grossing Malayalam films. In 2003, Dileep ventured into film production and founded the company Graand Production, its debut production was C. I. D. Moosa, he won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Film for his production Kathavasheshan in 2004. In 2008, he produced Twenty:20 in order to raise funds for the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists; the film starred all actors in the guild and became the highest-grossing Malayalam film up until then. He owns the restaurant chain Dhe Puttu. Dileep married Manju Warrier in 1998 and was separated in 2015.
In 2016, he married Kavya Madhavan. Dileep was born in Edavanakad, in Ernakulam district of Kerala, India to Padmanabhan Pillai and Sarojam, he is the eldest among three children. He has a brother, a sister, Sabitha, he studied at Vidyadhiraja Vidya Bhavan Higher Secondary School in Aluva, where he passed the tenth standard in 1985, joined Union Christian College, Aluva for pre-degree third group, during 1985–1987. He pursued a degree in history from Maharaja's College, Ernakulam, it was during his time in Maharaja's College. Dileep along with his friend Nadirshah produced and performed in the Onam-based audio cassette titled De Maveli Kombathu, which helped his entry into the film industry. Dileep started his career at Kalabhavan, he performed in Asianet's comedy show Comicola. He served as the assistant director to the Indian film director, Kamal. While being an assistant director, Dileep acted in a few small roles, debuting with a small scene in Kamal's Ennodu Ishtam Koodamo. Kamal recommended his name to many directors.
The film Manathe Kottaram, directed by Sunil, gave him his first break in the role of Dileep, through which he gained his screen name. Other minor roles during this time included Joshi's Sainyam, Sibi Malayil's Sindoora Rekha, Viji Thampi's Pidakozhi Koovunna Nootand, Kamal's Ulladakkam and Sudhinam, Thooval Kottaram, Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran, Ee Puzhayum Kadannu, he played a supporting role in I. V. Sasi's Varnapakittu. Punjabi House led to the beginning of the popular Dileep-Harishri Asokan combo, his other films, Meenathil Thalikettu and Chandranudikkunna Dikhil fared well. In 2000, Dileep starred in Darling Darling and Joker, he played a supporting role in the blockbuster Thenkasipattanam. Ee Parakkum Thalika was considered a success. Ishtam, Mazhathullikkilukkam were not considered successful, he ended the year with Kunjikoonan, won the Kerala State Film Special Jury Award for playing the role of Kunjan in the film. The movie was a considerable box-office success. In Lal Jose's Meesa Madhavan, Dileep played the role of the thief Madhavan.
His next appearances were in the films Kalyanaraman, Jayaraj's Thilakkam, Johny Antony's C. I. D. Moosa He produced and starred in T. V. Chandran's Kadhavaseshan. In 2004, he starred in Priyadarshan's Vettam. Chanthupottu saw his reunion with Lal Jose, he won a Special Mention at the Kerala State Film Awards for his performance in the movie. He ventured into action with Joshy's Runway. Kochi Rajavu, was his next release, his next releases were Don. In 2006, he lent his voice to the character played by Shahid Kapoor in Priyadarshan's Hindi film Chup Chup Ke; the story of the 2006 movie Pachakuthira was written by Dileep. His second film with the director Sathyan Anthikad, was released in April 2007; the same year, he played the athlete Arjun in Speed Track, the debut of director Jayasurya. He appeared in Blessy's Calcutta News. Dileep produced Joshiy-directed Twenty:20 in order to raise funds for the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists; the film starred. In 2009, his films included Moz & Cat directed by director Fazil.
Rima Kallingal is an Indian film actress, who predominantly appears in Malayalam cinema. After being named First Runner-up in the Miss Kerala 2008 contest, she went on to pursue a career in acting, she made her acting debut in the 2009 film Ritu and appeared in Neelathaamara and continues to work in Malayalam films. She is one of the founding members of Women in Cinema Collective, the organization for women workers in the Malayalam film industry. Born in 1984 Thrissur, Rima Kallingal began practising dancing. A dancer by profession, she has been a part of a dance company called Nritarutya and has had performances on national and international stages, she studied in Coonoor up to Fifth grade. She completed her schooling from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, passing out in 2001, she holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Bangalore. She is skilled in Taekwondo and Kalari, she was a semi-finalist of the Asianet reality show Vodafone Thakadhimi. She moved to Bangalore to pursue a modelling career and participated in the Miss Kerala beauty pageant, in which be she became the first runner-up, losing to Shree Thulasi in a tie-breaker.
She was spotted by director Lal Jose on a magazine cover, who cast her for a goat herder role in a Tamil film Mazhai Varappoguthu. The project didn't materialise, but she was offered the lead female character of Varsha by director Shyamaprasad for Ritu, which marked her acting debut, she was 25. In 2012, she acted in the film 22 Female Kottayam which became a big success, commercially as well as critically, she received won many awards for her portrayal of Tessa. She won the Kerala State Government award for Best Actress. After 22 Female Kottayam she told that she had made some mistakes in her career and stated "Yes, I have done a few films I never should have, but I am determined not to repeat those mistakes". In 2013, Rima turned television anchor with the Mazhavil Manorama show "Midukki". Following which the Kerala Film Chamber imposed a ban on her, revoked later. In 2014 she set up her own Dance institute Mamangam in Kerala. Rima married director Aashiq Abu on 1 November 2013, in a simple ceremony held in Kakkanad Registration office, Kochi.
As part of the occasion, they donated Rs 1 million towards the welfare of poor cancer patients at the General Hospital, Rs 25,000 to meet a day's expense of the dietary kitchen at the hospital. Rima Kallingal on IMDb
The Ramu is a river in northern Papua New Guinea. The headwaters of the river are formed in the Kratke Range from where it travels about 640 km northwest to the Bismarck Sea. Along the Ramu's course, it receives numerous tributaries from the Bismarck Range to the south and the Finisterre and Adelbert. For many millennia, people have lived along the river, the river has formed the basis for food and culture; the area encompassed by the Ramu was part of Kaiser-Wilhelmsland when Germany established German New Guinea in 1884. The Germans were quick to explore their territory, the mouth of the Ramu was discovered in 1886 by Vice-Admiral Freiherr von Schleinitz after returning to Finschhafen from an expedition to the nearby Sepik. Schleinitz called the Ottilien after his ship the Ottilie; the course of the river was first discovered 10 years in 1896 after Dr Carl Lauterbach, a botanist, led an expedition organised by the German New Guinea Company to find the headwaters of the Markham River. After crossing the Ortzen Mountains from Astrolabe Bay south of Madang, Lauterbach's party, instead of finding the Markham, found an unknown river flowing northwest.
The party canoed along a section. Another German explorer, Ernst Tappenbeck, who had accompanied Lauterbach led the first expedition to ascend the Ramu in 1898. Tappenbeck was charged with discovering whether the Ottilien found in 1886 was the same river Lauterbech had found, he was accompanied by former Prussian Army officers, a Kompagnie official and an Australian gold prospector Robert Phillip, travelled in the Neu Guinea Kompagnie steamer Herzog Johann Albrecht. After five days of journey up the Ramu, Tappenbeck left his companions at a well-stocked camp when river water levels fell, he returned four and half months in another steamer, Herzogin Elisabeth, the party managed to navigate 190 mi upstream and go farther still by canoe. By the end of 1898, the expedition had established a station on the river, mapped it and tributaries, made a large botanical collection. Further explorations for gold and botanical specimens were conducted by the Germans. In 1902, Hans Klink and J. Schlenzig established a new Ramu station, connected by a bridle track to the coast.
Dr R. Schlecter led another expedition in 1902 in search of gutta-percha trees. In 1907, Austrian explorer Wilhelm Dammköhler led an expedition up the Markham Valley and linked the headwaters of the Markham River with the Ramu for the first time. After the First World War, German New Guinea passed over to Australian control and became the Territory of New Guinea; the Ramu reverted to its local name during this time. In 1936, Lord Moyne, ventured up the Ramu during an expedition to Indonesia and New Guinea. Moyne discovered a race of pygmy-like people inhabiting the middle Ramu region 170 miles from the mouth of the river in the Aiome foothills. During the Second World War, in 1942 the Japanese annexed the entire Territory of New Guinea from the Australians. Intense fighting occurred between the Imperial Japanese Army and the Australian and US Armies to recapture New Guinea. During the Finisterre Range campaign in 1943 and 1944, the Ramu valley became the scene of a major battle; the Ramu flows into Yonki Dam.
A hydrolectric plant was under construction on the toe of the Yonki Dam, however construction is suspended. Souter, Gavin. New Guinea: The Last Unknown. Angus & Robertson. ISBN 0-207-94627-2
The Times of India
The Times of India is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world according to Audit Bureau of Circulations. It is the oldest English-language newspaper in India still in circulation, albeit under different names since its first edition published in 1838, it is the second-oldest Indian newspaper still in circulation after the Bombay Samachar. Near the beginning of the 20th century, Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, called The Times of India "the leading paper in Asia". In 1991, the BBC ranked The Times of India among the world's six best newspapers, it is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., owned by the Sahu Jain family. In the Brand Trust Report 2012, The Times of India was ranked 88th among India's most-trusted brands. In 2017, the newspaper was ranked 355th; the Times of India issued its first edition on 3 November 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
The paper published Wednesdays and Saturdays under the direction of Raobahadur Narayan Dinanath Velkar, a Maharashtrian Reformist, contained news from Britain and the world, as well as the Indian Subcontinent. J. E. Brennan was its first editor. In 1850, it began to publish daily editions. In 1860, editor Robert Knight bought the Indian shareholders' interests, merged with rival Bombay Standard, started India's first news agency, it wired Times dispatches to papers across the country and became the Indian agent for Reuters news service. In 1861, he changed the name from the Bombay Times and Standard to The Times of India. Knight fought for a press free of prior restraint or intimidation resisting the attempts by governments, business interests, cultural spokesmen and led the paper to national prominence. In the 19th century, this newspaper company employed more than 800 people and had a sizeable circulation in India and Europe. Subsequently, The Times of India saw its ownership change several times until 1892 when an English journalist named Thomas Jewell Bennett along with Frank Morris Coleman acquired the newspaper through their new joint stock company, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
Sir Stanley Reed edited The Times of India from 1907 until 1924 and received correspondence from the major figures of India such as Mahatma Gandhi. In all he lived in India for fifty years, he was respected in the United Kingdom as an expert on Indian current affairs. He christened Jaipur as "the Pink City of India". Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd was sold to sugar magnate Ramkrishna Dalmia of the then-famous industrial family, the Dalmiyas, for Rs 20 million in 1946, as India was becoming independent and the British owners were leaving. In 1955 the Vivian Bose Commission of Inquiry found that Ramkrishna Dalmia, in 1947, had engineered the acquisition of the media giant Bennett Coleman & Co. by transferring money from a bank and an insurance company of which he was the Chairman. In the court case that followed, Ramkrishna Dalmia was sentenced to two years in Tihar Jail after having been convicted of embezzlement and fraud, but for most of the jail term he managed to spend in hospital. Upon his release, his son-in-law, Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, to whom he had entrusted the running of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. rebuffed his efforts to resume command of the company.
In the early 1960s, Shanti Prasad Jain was imprisoned on charges of selling newsprint on the black market. And based on the Vivian Bose Commission's earlier report which found wrongdoings of the Dalmia – Jain group, that included specific charges against Shanti Prasad Jain, the Government of India filed a petition to restrain and remove the management of Bennett and Company. Based on the pleading, Justice directed the Government to assume control of the newspaper which resulted in replacing half of the directors and appointing a Bombay High Court judge as the Chairman. Following the Vivian Bose Commission report indicating serious wrongdoings of the Dalmia–Jain group, on 28 August 1969, the Bombay High Court, under Justice J. L. Nain, passed an interim order to disband the existing board of Bennett Coleman and to constitute a new board under the Government; the bench ruled that "Under these circumstances, the best thing would be to pass such orders on the assumption that the allegations made by the petitioners that the affairs of the company were being conducted in a manner prejudicial to public interest and to the interests of the Company are correct".
Following that order, Shanti Prasad Jain ceased to be a director and the company ran with new directors on board, appointed by the Government of India, with the exception of a lone stenographer of the Jains. Curiously, the court appointed D K Kunte as Chairman of the Board. Kunte had no prior business experience and was an opposition member of the Lok Sabha. In 1976, during the Emergency in India, the Government transferred ownership of the newspaper back to Ashok Kumar Jain; the Jains too landed themselves in various money laundering scams and Ashok Kumar Jain had to flee the country when the Enforcement Directorate pursued his case in 1998 for alleged violations of illegal transfer of funds to an overseas account in Switzerland. On 26 June 1975, the day after India declared a state of emergency, the Bombay edition of The Times of India carried an entry in its obituary column that read "D. E. M. O'Cracy, beloved husband of T. Ruth, father of L. I. Bertie, brother of Faith and Justice expired on 25 June".
The move was a critique of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's 21-month st