Ramnath Goenka in 1942
|Died||5 October 1991 (aged 87)|
Ramnath Goenka (1904–1991) was an Indian newspaper publisher. He launched The Indian Express in 1932 and created the Indian Express Group with various English and regional language publications. In 2000, India Today magazine, named him amongst their list of "100 People Who Shaped India". The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, named after Ramnath Goenka, have become one of the most prestigious award functions for Indian journalists.
He took shelter with a family named Chaudhry which came from a village near to his native Mandawa, at 23 Peria Naicker Street. He became the Member of Parliament from Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency, situated in MadhyaPradesh, in 1971 under the banner of Bhartiya Jan Sangha. It was only once. During the Emergency Period of India, Ramnath Goenka was one of the few independent businessman and journalists that stood up to the government opposing Indira Gandhi.
Goenka died in Mumbai on 5 October 1991.
In 1997 the heirs of Ramnath Goenka made a division of the Indian Express Group into two separated operations. The northern segment was put under the control of Viveck Goenka, whereas the southern one went to the family branch of Manoj Sonthalia.
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