Under his watch, now tottering Air India became the sixth most profitable airline in the world and earned profits of Rs. one crore a day. Deveshwar also helmed the ITC from a tobacco major to an FMCG giant, spiralling its revenues tenfold to Rs 50,000 crore
Ostentatious celebration of Durga Puja in Calcutta is traced back to the early 1700s when Bengal’s zamindars outdid each other in displaying their influence, power and wealth by spending large sums of money in festivities.
Indeed when the former Lok Sabha speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, was expelled from the CPI(M) in 2008, it was almost unthinkable considering the position the veteran politician enjoyed in his party which he joined in 1968.