Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw(Wikimedia Commons)
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore
Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has confirmed that “a government official” called her recently and told her not to speak about issues such as income tax harassment that has drawn attention after the death of Café Coffee Day founder V.G. Siddhartha.
“He just said that ‘please don’t make such statements. Even Mohandas Pai should not. I am telling you as a friend’,” Mazumdar Shaw told The Telegraph in response to a question on Saturday.
Pai, former Infosys director and an investor who supports the “good work” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as his predecessor, had disclosed to Quint, the news website, that the Biocon founder had received such a call.
Asked whether she felt the call sounded like an advice or a warning, Mazumdar Shaw said: “You can call it both ways.”