Rathikant Basu Utterly unusual
The former Chief Commissioner, Income Tax (Mumbai); is now doing something he always wanted to do â€” writing â€” and is today the author of three books.
By Shailaja Chandra
AMONG my list of unusual civil servants, I was particularly keen to do a story on Rathikant Basu. This man had left the IAS when he had several years to go; also at a time when this was not a popular thing to do. But his departure was doubly remarkable because he straightaway plunged into the cut-throat world of electronic media where even finding oneâ€™s feet can be precarious.
Even today, after 17 years, Basuâ€™s name evokes two diametrically opposite responses: admiration and envy.
Oh don’t you know how he dumped the government and joined Rupert Murdoch?â€ is invariably the first reaction…