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Kiran's Stout Defense
Mumbai, June 13 -- Readers of this column will know how erstwhile tycoon Vijay Mallya has been the subject of many jibes on these pages. However, we, along with many others, were horrified that he had been heckled and jeered while exiting Sunday's India-Australia cricket match in the presence of his elderly mother (which emphasises how unpleasant the incident had been). Industrialist Harsh Goenka, not a great friend of Mallya's by any long stretch, was one of the first to post his condemnation of this demonstration of another kind of mob lynching, and we were happy to see that others like Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, one of India Inc's most respected leaders and a self-made billionaire, had been unafraid to speak up for him, publicly too in this in...
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