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Subhash Chandra's brothers step down as Siti Networks promoters

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Mumbai: There’s change in the list of promoters at Siti Networks (earlier known as SitiCable). The national Indian MSO informed the Bombay stock exchange last week that - as part of a family arrangement and agreement - Jawahar Lal Goel, Laxmi Narain Goel and Ashok Kumar Goel along with their respective family members and persons acting in concert with them have been declasifeid as ‘promoters.’

All three are brothers of Essel group (of which Siti Networks is a part) promoter Subhash Chandra. Over the past few years, Chandra has been working on separating the roles of his brothers and settling the ownership structure within the Essel Group (of which Siti Networks is a part).

Around eight years ago, he gave independent charge to Laxmi Narain, Jawahar and Ashok Goel. Although seen as one group, the businesses are run independently. Their moving aside as promoters of Siti Networks is a continuation of the division process.

Chandra’s two sons Punit and Amit are looking after his media interests in Zee Entertainment Enterprises with Punit functioning as the MD and Amit being given the responsibility of international sales and digital.

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