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Murdoch lands in Mumbai

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Rupert Murdoch landed in his private jet at Mumbai's Sahar International Airport with his entourage a short while back. Special arrangements were made at the airport for him. A Mercedes Benz drove right onto the tarmac next to his aircraft. News Corp No 2 Chase Carey, Star TV India CEO Peter Mukerjea, and metal baron Pramod Mittal accompanied him as they boarded the car to keep him away from the hordes of photographers and journalists who had parked themselves in front of the airport to get a few words out of him.

With the kind of media attention that he has been getting the current Indian celebrities may surely be developing a complex.

The dapper media baron who has been looking younger ever since his marriage to Wendy Deng and his renewed zest for the WWW and convergence has a whistlestop tour of the city planned out for him.

This includes meetings with local politicians, leading business lights, his former partner Subhash Chandra, and also the staff within Star TV's India operations. Currently, he is in the Star TV office finding his bearings before getting into a hectic round of meetings with the senior executives of Star TV.

The entire Star TV office in Mumbai has been witnessing a bedlam of activity in preparation of his arrival.

Keep logging for further developments relating to Mr Murdoch.

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