Cash cows sold, cash guzzlers remain: Rocky ride ahead for Chandra's Essel

Essel Group, led by media mogul Subhash Chandra, is in for a rocky ride after losing control over two of its biggest cash cows — Zee Entertainment and Essel Propack. Both companies accounted for the bulk of the group companies combined post-tax profits last financial year and were debt-free on a net basis, unlike the rest, shows an analysis of its financials. Five years ago, Subhash Chandra has passed on the control of the specialty packaging major -Essel Propack to his younger brother Ashok Goel as part of the family arrangement. A profitable and significant cash generator, Essel P.....

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