July 23, 2021

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Extracts from Gas Wars: Crony Capitalism and the Ambanis (co-authored by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta)

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Exclusive extracts from a new book on the KG Basin gas controversy reveals for the first time the views of two key players well acquainted, through first-hand knowledge, with Reliance’s moves on the pricing and use of natural gas: The Outlook

gas_warsSubir Raha
Former chairman of ONGC, 2001-06

When Raha met the lead author of this book on September 17, 2009, the cancer in his lungs was spreading. His hair had thinned after several rounds of chemotherapy. Still, he was remarkably alert. His words poured out in torrents; he was crystal clear about his convictions and his conclusions. He imposed only one condition before he started talking—he wanted to go through and vet the detailed transcript of the interview before a single word attributed to him was published. The transcript was sent to him, but he never got back. On February 1, 2010, Subir Raha passed away. He was 62.

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