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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:33 pm
He was chosen because he was one of two sons, and had a brother who would remain with his own parents. Upon his adoption, Vivek Khaitan changed his name to Vivek Goenka.
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The adoption was acknowledged by other members of the family but a bitter property dispute nevertheless broke out among them after Ramnath Goenka died in 1991.[citation needed] An out-of-court settlement was finally reached in 1995
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In 1987 Goenka’s newspapers resumed criticism of the government with allegations of nepotism and corruption.
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By this settlement, Saroj Goenka and her daughters received ownership of prime property in Mumbai and Delhi but lost control of the Indian Express. The newspaper was divided into two separate publishing entities, one controlled by Vivek Goenka and the other by his cousin Manoj Kumar Sonthalia, son of Radha Sonthalia
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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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Vivek Goenka received ownership of the Mumbai-based Indian Express Limited, controlling the seven north Indian editions. Manoj Kumar Sonthalia received ownership of the Chennai/Madurai-based The New Indian Express, controlling the nine south Indian editions.
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A freedom fighter, an industrialist and a media baron – Ramnath Goenka is remembered as a man who donned many hats in his lifetime.
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The founder patron of the 85-year-old Indian Express group is remembered as a “true freedom fighter and iconoclast”, and a man who had the “courage to stand up for the truth”.
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He started his career as a newspaper dispatch vendor, and went on to become the president of the National Newspapers Editor’s Conference in a short span of time.
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But he is best remembered for the relentless fight he put up for the freedom of the press when the Indira Gandhi-led Congress government imposed emergency in the year 1975.
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One day after the Emergency was imposed, Goenka asked The Indian Express to carry a blank editorial as a sign of protest.
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To this day, this act by The Indian Express is perceived to have sent across a stronger message to the then government than written words.
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In her book, ‘Emergency: A Personal History’, Kapoor writes in detail about Goenka and his relentless fight against the emergency.

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Ramnath Goenka, (born April 3, 1904, Darbhanga district, Bihar, India—died Oct. 5, 1991, Bombay [now Mumbai]), Indian newspaper publisher and crusader against government corruption.
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According to Kapoor, the first move of the Indira Gandhi government was to take over the newspaper chain, which reportedly had over 50 lakh readers then.
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Goenka was born in northeastern India, schooled in Benares (Varanasi), and sent by his family to Madras (now Chennai) in 1922 to become a dealer in yarn and jute.
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VC Shukla, the IB Minister during the emergency period, declared that an investigation will be launched by the Congress government to probe into the irregularities of the newspapers.
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When the newspaper group approached the Court, the government responded with orders threatening that the Goenka’s wife and son will be arrested under MISA.
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In 1934 he bought shares in a local company that owned the Indian Express newspaper.
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Following this, the government nominated a 11-member committee as the Board of Directors of The Indian Express.
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Two years later he took over the company and began to build a national network that eventually included 14 editions of the Indian Express—making it India’s largest English-language daily—and six other newspapers in as many Indian languages.
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While five of them were allowed to be nominated by Goenka, six directors were selected by the government – including KK Birla as chairperson, Congress leader Kamal Nath and then Kerala Congress youth leader AK Anthony.
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But the government was still not happy with the functioning of The Indian Express as it refused to do as demanded.
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During the 1930s Goenka joined Mohandas Gandhi’s fight for independence from Britain and later became a supporter of the Indian National Congress (Congress Party) headed by Jawaharlal Nehru. In 1971 he was elected to Parliament and served one term.
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In 1975, reportedly in retaliation for enthusiastically supporting Jaya Prakash Narayan for prime minister, Goenka and the Indian Express were among the most harshly penalized during the national state of emergency imposed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
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