Kamal Morarka, the politician who launched a newspaper, passes away

Kamal Morarka, the politician and businessman, who co-founded the now-defunct Bombay tabloid newspaper The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, has passed away at age 74.

Morarka, a former minister in the Chandrashekhar ministry, helped Behram “Busybee” Contractor to launch ADC at short notice after the latter had walked away from the Evening News of India of the Times group.

After Busybee’s death, a bitter row broke out over the ownership and direction of ADC and it shut shop in 2019.

Morarka also owned Chauthi Duniya, the Hindi weekly edited by Santosh Bharatiya.

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