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Film journalist, former NFDC Chairman BK Karanjia passes away

By NewsDesk • Published on June 23, 2012

Film journalist and former Chairman of National Films Development Corporation (NFDC) Burjor K. Karanjia passed away Friday evening, as reported by IANS. He was 92 and is survived by two daughters and a son.

Karanjia’s younger brother, Russy K. Karanjia, also a well-known journalist, had died five years ago.

Karanjia had edited film publications like Filmfare, Screen, Cine Voice, Movie Times and authored several books on the entertainment industry.

Karanjia was the founder of the trend-setter Films Financing Corporation. He later became the NFDC chairman and set a precedent to finance high quality, low-budget movies for new and talented film-makers.

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