“We’ll put back the fear of media”, “The game has just begun.”, these are the few statements that Arnab roared at the launching of Republic Channel few days ago in the presence of hundreds of young journalists & reporters. But what has come to notice that earlier Arnab has said that his upcoming venture ‘Republic’ will be an independent one and will be part of a company called ARG Outlier Media Private Limited.
Here’s the truth! ARG means Arnab Goswami is not the only investor in his venture. But this Odia doctor is one of the big investor in his new channel ‘Republic’.
Jajpur born Odia doctor Ramakanta Panda who studied for two years at BJB College, Bhubaneswar and then went to SCB Medical College, Cuttack, is investing a huge amount on Arnab Goswami. Dr. Panda is also the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Asian Heart Institute & is credited and recognized among his peers as one of the first in India to introduce “total arterial revascularization”.
Dr Panda is also called ‘one of the safest heart surgeons in the world’ and ‘the ‘surgeon with the safest hands’
In a recent report of Indian Express it has published that Dr. Panda will play a major role in Republic while Goswami will be the Managing Director, and Chandrasekhar will be the Director. Chandrasekhar has invested Rs 30 crore in the venture and also owns Asianet News, Kannada Prabha, Suvarna News 24×7, Best FM and Radio Indigo like brands.