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DR Karthikeyan attends Rocketry: The Nambi Effect premier, recalls experience with Dr Nambi Narayanan

Former CBI Director DR Karthikeyan, ex-officials from the probe agency recently attended special screening of ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect.’

R Madhavan with DR Karthikeyan (centre)

Former CBI Director DR Karthikeyan, former officials from the probe agency and members of the film industry recently attended a special screening of film ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ at Siri Fort auditorium in New Delhi.

DR Karthikeyan writes…

“On personal invitation phone call from Dr Nambi Narayanan, I had the opportunity to see the very first premier show of the film ROCKETRY – The Nambi Effect – at Sirifort Auditorium, Delhi on 26th June – Sunday evening.

On arrival at the venue, I was happy to be met by the talented Star/Director/Producer  Mr R Madhavan and senior officers of the Ministry of I&B, Govt of India. It was an amazing production – destined to get an award – nationally and globally! The movie was screened all over the world on 1st July – produced both in English, Hindi and Tamil and also dubbed in many more languages.

Former CBI Director DR Karthikeyan, ex-officials from the probe agency recently attended special screening of ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect.’

At the end of the show at the packed auditorium, I was invited by Mr Madhavan to the stage and given a bouquet of flowers along with my colleague PM Nair IPS. I shared a couple of words with the audience. “At that time when there was sensation about the so called “ISRO Spy Case,” I was asked by the CBI HQ for my opinion. I was then investigating Rajiv Gandhi Assassination –  as Chief of SIT CBI – I spent a few hours of conversation with Dr Nambi Narayanan who was in our custody at Malligai, Headquarters of SIT CBI at Chennai. I had no hesitation in reporting to CBI Hq my finding that not only Nambi Narayanan is innocent of any of the charges alleged against him but also he was a noble person.” It so happened when his case came up before the National Human Rights Commission for compensation, I was the Director General, NHRC at Delhi.

After hearing from me what actually happened to Nambi Narayanan, the Commission awarded him financial compensation, as interim relief. Dr Nambi Narayanan has been in touch with me since then from time to time. 

Here is one of his recent communications to me on WhatsApp – “The role you had played in relieving me from the charges was immense.Thank you very much Sir. I will be certainly very happy to meet you in person when I visit Delhi. Once again thank you very much! With regards Nambi Narayanan”. 

As early as on 30th June 2021, Dr Nambi Narayanan had sent to me on email – the extract – MEETING KARTHIKEYAN  ‘Pray to God, he will come.’– chapter 14 of his just then released Biography “Ready to Fire”- (How India and I Survived The ISRO Spy Case).  The same is also attached herewith. The life of Padma Bhushan Dr Nambi Narayanan, the celebrated space scientist, which is very powerfully portrayed in the movie Rocketry – The Nambi Effect carries a powerful message to everyone.

Satyameva Jayate – Truth alone triumphs – Mundaka Upanishad.

While the guilty should be identified and punished promptly and severely, no innocent or the family should suffer physically or mentally or emotionally. That should be the commitment on the part of everyone of us – particularly those in charge of governance, administration, law enforcement, intelligence and the judiciary!”

Released on July 1, the film is a biographical drama based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who was falsely charged with espionage in 1994.

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Raju Shrivastava struggles for life, continues to be unconscious for 48 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
Popular stand-up comedian Raju Shrivastava suffered a mild heart attack on Wednesday morning while working out at a gym in New Delhi.

Raju Shrivastava

India’s leading stand-up comedian Raju Shrivastava has not regained consciousness for past 48 hours as he has been struggling for life at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi.

He was admitted to the hospital, after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest while running on the treadmill in a gym on Wednesday. His condition remains to be critical as his brain has got damaged due to the heart attack. He underwent angioplasty, after which he hasn’t regained consciousness till now.

Comedian Ahsaan Qurehshi said, “The doctors have asked to wait and watch as he is under observation in the ICU. A few hours ago, the doctors shared that Raju made some slight movements but his brain isn’t functioning completely and is unresponsive.”

The 59-year-old comedian suffered a mild heart attack on Wednesday morning while working out at a gym in New Delhi. His team confirmed the same while saying, “Raju sir suffered a mild heart attack while working out. He is admitted to AIIMS, but he is doing fine. He is conscious.”

Reportedly Raju felt uncomfortable and collapsed while running on a treadmill in a South Delhi gym. He was immediately rushed to AIIMS.

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Ranveer Singh nude photoshoot: Complaint filed against actor for ‘hurting sentiments of women’

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Mumbai
Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh recently broke the internet when pictures of his nude photoshoot for a magazine surfaced on social media.

A complaint has been filed with Mumbai Police against Ranveer Singh due to his nude photoshoot

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh recently broke the internet when pictures of his nude photoshoot for a magazine surfaced on social media. While many criticized the actor for the photoshoot, several celebs and netizens came in support of Ranveer’s bold move.

It is now being reported that a complaint has been filed against the actor with Mumbai Police for ‘hurting sentiments of women’ with the photoshoot.

A part of the complaint read, “Last week, we saw many nude photographs were clicked in such a manner that any make or female will feel ashamed about it.”

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The complains further read: “These kinds of acts should be opposed strongly, as it is not being opposed then second and third rank actors will also follow the same path for getting cheap publicity which will result in a worst condition. This act of the accused person created shame in the eyes of the women at large and publishing and transmitting sexually explicit material.”

The complaint has been filed against Ranveer under section 67A of the IT Act along with sections 292, 293, 354 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code for hurting sentiments and insult the modesty of women.

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Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain actor Deepesh Bhan passes away

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Mumbai
Actor Deepesh Bhan, who played the role of Malkhan in the popular television show Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain, passed away on July 23.

Deepesh Bhan in a still from the show ‘Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain’

Actor Deepesh Bhan, who played the role of Malkhan in the popular television show Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain, passed away on July 23 (Saturday) morning at the age of 41. The sudden death of the actor has come as a shock to not only his fans but also those part of TV industry.

Actor Rohitashiv Gour, who is a crucial part of the show and was also close to Deepesh told Etimes: “Our call time for the show was little late today. So I think after his gym, he went to a cricket ground to play cricket. It is part of his fitness routine. But while playing the sport, he suddenly collapsed and fell. It has come as a big shock to all of us. He was someone who was led a healthy lifestyle, he was a fitness enthusiast. I don’t know how to express what I am feeling. We all are at his home currently, the entire team of the show.”

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