Subhash Chandra is back in the picture at Zee

The chairman emeritus of the troubled media conglomerate is once again calling the shots—firing people and overturning business plans.

Subhash Chandra, chairman emeritus at Zee Entertainment, is back at work. For at least a month now, he has been coming to the Zee office in Mumbai and is involved in the day-to-day of the business as well, according to three people aware of developments at the company.

The 73-year-old founder of Zee had stepped down as the chairman in 2019 and was conferred the honorary chairman emeritus title in 2020. He is supposed to be divorced from the operations of the company, run by his son and managing director Punit Goenka as well as chairman R. Gopalan. Until now, …

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