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Best of 2012: Zee TV interview

Best of 2012: Zee TV interview

As a teenager, Subhash Chandra had to give up college because his parents couldn’t afford the fees. He went on to create a multi-billion-dollar empire that changed the world of television. In a rare interview, the founder of Zee TV looks back at a life story that would sit well in one of the many Bollywood movies he broadcasts — and explains why his best days are still to come

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