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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:37 pm
During this period, Goenka suffered a heart attack and it was assumed that full control of the newspaper would be taken over by the government-nominated committee.
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As soon as censorship was lifted, Goenka’s newspapers published a series of exposés on forced sterilizations, mass resettlements of the extreme poor, widespread corruption, and political arrests
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On 18 August 1976, the Indira Gandhi government imposed pre-censorship. The papers were to be checked by the government before they went in for printing.
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These reports were a key factor in the defeat of Indira Gandhi in 1977 and the rise of the Janata Party.
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This meant that the printing of papers was delayed and the distribution was affected, not to mention there were also strict conditions on what could and could not make it to the papers.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:38 pm
When she was reelected (1980), the Indian Express was deluged with tax- and property-violation notices.
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A truce was called when she was assassinated in 1984 and her son Rajiv Gandhi succeeded her.
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While the official censorship was still in place, the newspaper group under Goenka “broke its silence” and carried a series of articles from January 1977 exposing the dark truth of emergency and how it affected the common man.

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In 1987 Goenka’s newspapers resumed criticism of the government with allegations of nepotism and corruption. His stinging editorials and cartoons about Rajiv Gandhi were largely credited with securing the election victory of V.P. Singh in 1989.
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Ramnath Goenka was born into a Marwari business family in Darbhanga in Bihar in 1904.
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As a young man, he was sent to Calcutta by his family to work under his maternal uncles, who ran the largest business dealing in yarn and piece goods. However, he was sent to Madras in 1922, by his uncles as their agent, for a salary of Rs 30 per month.
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It was in Madras that he established himself and learnt the tricks of trade.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:39 pm
He entered into partnership with a Hyderabad-based businessman and dealt with piece goods in Madras. Subsequently, in 1926, he was nominated to the Madras Legislative Council by the British.
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While it is common knowledge that Goenka led the charge against Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in 1975, what many are not aware of is that Goenka had once contested elections on a Congress ticket.

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