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I am like the Bhishma Pitamah of the media industry, says Roshan Abbas

Abbas joined AIR FM in 1994 as a radio jockey

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Vanita Kohli-Khandekar 



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Roshan Abbas

Watch Roshan Abbas conducting a workshop with corporate types, speaking to an audience at a conference or performing on stage and you understand why he is so popular across the creative, media and marketing ecosystem. Erudite, witty and completely relatable, he is one of the most positive people I have met in two decades of covering media. So, I grab the opportunity to catch up with him at O Pedro in the Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. The Thursday afternoon just before new year (and the third wave) has a relaxed air. As I settle in and order an apple cider, Abbas, who’s just turned 50, walks in. A regular at the restaurant, he too asks for a cider and takes over the ordering. That leaves me free to ask, why has he been making all these trips to Delhi and Dubai?

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First Published: Sat, January 15 2022. 00:54 IST

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