Ashwin Sanghi

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Ashwin Sanghi
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Born (1969-01-25) 25 January 1969 (age 52)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationAuthor, entrepreneur
Alma materThe Cathedral & John Connon School, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, Yale University
GenreThriller, mystery fiction, conspiracy fiction
Notable worksThe Rozabal Line
Chanakya's Chant
The Krishna Key
SpouseAnushika Sanghi

Ashwin Sanghi (born 25 January 1969) is an Indian writer in the fiction-Thriller genre. He is the author of three best-selling novels: The Rozabal Line, Chanakya's Chant and The Krishna Key.[1][2] Forbes India has included him in its Celebrity 100 list.[3] His latest novel, The Vault of Vishnu, was released on 27 January 2020.


Sanghi completed his schooling from the Cathedral & John Connon School, graduated with a BA (Economics) from St. Xavier's College and earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management.[4] He joined his family's business in 1993.[5] He wrote his first novel in 2006 and continued to pursue dual careers, as a businessman and writer.[6][7] In 2013, Sanghi and James Patterson announced that they would be co-writing an India-based thriller called "Private India" within Patterson's "Private" series.[8] The book was released in July 2014.[9]

Critical acclaim[edit]

Sanghi has received positive feedback by writers and the media.[10][11][12] He has been called the Indian Dan Brown for The Rozabal Line and The Krishna Key, both acclaimed as Indian versions of the best-selling The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol.[13]

M. V. Kamath says, "One must remember that this is a work of fiction. Provocative, but commanding attention. What is truth? Jesting Pilate is quoted as having asked Jesus. One might as well ask the same question of the author, in jest or in all seriousness. From what he has written it is clear that he will not pause for an answer."[14]

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  1. ^ Chakravorty, Sohini (13 September 2011). "Revisiting history". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  2. ^ Khare Ghose, Archana (25 December 2011). "The retell market". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  3. ^ Mishra, Ashish (8 February 2013). "Forbes India Celebrity 100". Forbes. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Filling the Blanks with History and Mystery!". Retrieved 22 June 2012.
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  6. ^ MOLEKHI, PANKAJ (24 October 2010). "Playing by the Book: Corporates/Writers". The Economic Times.
  7. ^ Subramanian, Anusha (11 October 2011). "Corporate honchos are also writing popular fiction". Business Today.
  8. ^ Suresh, Suanayana (11 May 2013). "I write to enlighten and entertain: Ashwin Sanghi". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 10 July 2013.
  9. ^ Menon, Vidya (22 July 2014) Prasoon Joshi launches James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi's book 'Private India' in Mumbai. The Times of India.
  10. ^ "Master takes". Tehelka. 17 September 2011. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  11. ^ Thapar, Mondy (28 January 2011). "Above High Command". Hindustan Times.
  12. ^ N.C., Vardhini (3 April 2011). "Article". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  13. ^ ", Ashwin Sanghi:The birth of India's Dan Brown". Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  14. ^ Kamath, MV (22 February 2009). "Did Jesus die on the cross or came to India?". Organiser. Archived from the original on 15 April 2013.
  15. ^ Atray Banan, Aastha (7 March 2009). "Did Jesus spend his final days in Kashmir?". Mid-Day.
  16. ^ "My wife told me to quit moping". The Pioneer. 1 September 2011.
  17. ^ India, p. 289, Sarina Singh – 2009: "Rozabal The small, green Rozabal Shrine (Ziyarat Hazrati Youza Asouph) is a minute's stroll northwest from Pir Dastgir Sahib facing the ... This claim is at the core of Shawn Haigns' 2007 The Da Vinci Code–style thriller The Rozabal Line."
  18. ^ CHHIBBER, MINI ANTHIKAD (7 June 2011). "Facts of fiction". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013.
  19. ^ Panikker, Rohit (15 September 2011). "A fresh new narrative". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013.
  20. ^ Anupam, Suprita (13 May 2013). "Book Review: The Krishna Key". Anupamtimes.
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  22. ^ "Ashwin Sanghi's tales that thrill". 20 January 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  23. ^ "People need to have a spine, like books: Ashwin Sanghi". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  24. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (25 July 2016). "Ashwin Sanghi: I had a rollicking time writing this book". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  25. ^ "Keeper of religious conscience". 28 January 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  26. ^ Anjum, Nawaid (28 September 2011). "In the limelight: The award goes to..." Asian Age. Archived from the original on 31 December 2011.
  27. ^ "Vodafone book awards for Sanghi, Joseph". Asian Age. 5 September 2011.[permanent dead link]

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