Rustom Khurshedji Karanjia

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Blitz editor Karanjia was ‘on the take’ from Shah of Iran

From the archives of The Times of India


New Delhi: The US embassy here suspected that R K Karanjia of Mumbai-based Blitz tabloid was on the payrolls of Shah of Iran and had taken money from then railway minister L N Mishra to defame his Congress colleague and home minister, Uma Shankar Dikshit. In a cable sent on July 21, 1975, the US embassy said on the anti-US editor, “We have been puzzled about the connection between the Shah and Karanjia and cannot help wondering whether some ill-advised Iranian consul general in the past urged the Shah to put Karanjia on the royal payroll.

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