Renowned film journalist and former chairman of National
Films Development Corporation (NFDC) Burjor K. Karanjia
passed away in Pune late Friday evening. He was 92.
is survived by two daughters and a son.
and bred in Quetta, now in Pakistan, the Karanjia family
moved to India after partition. Karanjia qualified for
the Indian Civil Service. He had named his south Mumbai
residence as 'Quetta Bungalow', which stood a short
distance away from the historic Jinnah House.
younger brother, Russy K. Karanjia, also a well-known
journalist, expired five years ago. While Russy pursued
investigative journalism, BK pursued entertainment
and film journalism.
doing stints as a reporter, he went on to become the
editor of Filmfare, Screen, Cine Voice, Movie Times
and authored several books on the entertainment industry.
was the founder of Films Financing Corporation (FFC).
He later became the NFDC chairman. In his tenure,
BK set a precedent to finance high quality, low-budget
films instead of financing big filmmakers or production
funeral is scheduled to be held at the Koregaon Park
Crematorium on Sunday morning.