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News |  30 Aug 2008 14:38 |  By RnMTeam

Hindustan Times chairman K K Birla dies at 90

MUMBAI: Hindustan Times Group chairman and noted industrialist, Dr KK Birla, passed away in Kolkata on Saturday morning after a brief illness.

Dr Birla was 90 years old. The former Rajya Sabha member is survived by three daughters -- Nandini Nopany, Jyoti Poddar and Shobhana Bhartia, vice chairperson and editorial adviser of Hindustan Times.

His wife Manorama Devi Birla had died about a month ago.

HT Media, through its subsidiary HT Music and Entertainment Company Ltd is in a consulting partnership with Virgin, operates the FM radio channel Fever 104 in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.

Dr. Birla will be cremated at 3 pm in Kolkata.

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