The Kali Ghat in the city of Calcutta saw the birth of Rajnarayan Dube in the year 1910 on 10th October. He was alumni of the first oldest modern educational institution in Asia Hindu School Kolkata. Rajnarayan Dube went on to become what people called him backbone of Bombay Talkies and Indian Cinema. His grandfather was one of the closest associate of greatest revolutionary Chapekar Brothers and prestigious wrestler of that era. He used to teach the students of Akhada. His father Seth Badriprasad Dube was one of the prestigious business tycoon from India and was the financier of first talkie movie of India, Alam Ara in 1931. Rajnarayan Dube started early at a young age of 16. Moving to Bombay was the first step of his journey. In Bombay where his father Seth Badriprasad Dube, a business tycoon had a running business of financial services (money lending) got great help with his joining. After starting young Rajnarayan Dube with guidance of his father went on to establish Dube Industries which played a vital role in development of Bombay at that time. It had a diverse portfolio of Construction, Finance and Share Market.
Dube worked to explore the possibility of respectable business. It was 1929. The Britishers were ruling India, the time when the young sanatani Dube saw patriotic revolutionaries were sacrificing their lives for the freedom of their motherland. The business tycoons were wholeheartedly dedicated to feet of so called pacifists who wanted to have a transfer of power with the enemies of the nation. The poor slave Indians were shouting slogans for the pseudo peace lovers and were beaten mercilessly by the British Empire and our own Indian Englishmen were making accords shamelessly.
The industrialists funding the pacifists shamelessly, but intentionally. The young dreamer of mere nineteen years Rajnarayan Dube understood the bitter truth of Indian independence movement. Rajnarayan Dube's heart was disturbed. Only due to the lack of money, the empty stomach, deprived of every facility Crusader sons of Mother Bharti were going to the gallows, but no one was there to support them financially. They couldn’t get any medical or legal help... Rajnarayan Dube took a historic decision after seeing the capital flows in the footsteps of the facilitators in the name of freedom movement. With the intention of generating capital and reaching it to the real needy and the real cause and purpose, he started Dube Industries in Mumbai. He was blessed with passion, patience, and unparalleled business skill. Rajnarayan Dube established his Dube Industries, in the most unfortunate circumstances as the most successful industry of his time. On one side, Rajnarayan Dube presented himself as a dedicated industrialist from the outset, and, on the other side, with the voice of his soul, he kept discussions with revolutionaries and started the secret donation process. Due to the very act many obstacles, inconveniences faced by the family. Family, friends, relatives and the society tried to convince him several times, But Rajnarayan Dube was the master of his mind. When the devotional sanatani voice rises up, when does the crazy person listen to anybody? On one hand, he continued to expand his business. From finance to agriculture-based business wherever there was business opportunity Rajnarayan Dube Spread his skills to expand his ambition.
Rajnarayan Dube kept the Dube Industries engaged in the bondage of ethnicity among all business obligations. It is an old saying that emotions do not have any value in the business, but Sanatani son of the sages Rajnarayan Dube had never made business-wealth, capital unethically. Rajnarayan Dube, as an engrossing art lover, evolved in the form of a boon to the cinema and established Bombay Talkies with Himanshu Roy in 1934 to fulfill the great purpose of bringing the cinema out of the perimeter of the then-occupied beliefs. In the history of Bombay Talkies, the beauty of cinema began to shine like the sun. Due to his commercial intelligence, vision, and dedication to the art, science, and commerce, Rajnarayan Dube evolved as a reasonable norm and example in the business and art circles. The time is mighty. Time decides the fate, Bombay Talkies got the eclipse of self-interest-ego-deceit of its own people. This was the biggest blow to Rajnarayan Dube's eternal soul, and Rajnarayan Dube with a heavy and broken heart wrote the final chapter of Bombay Talkies with his own hands. Bombay Talkies closed in 1954. Now it was time that when Rajnarayan Dube concentrated all his energy on the Dube Industries.
Dube Industries' all-round comprehensive development and expansion went on, as well as the extension of the Dube family too. In Finance Business, nearly for the past hundred years Dube Industries have been financing super hit films like Achhut Kannya, Jhoola, Mahal, Jeevan Prabhat, Jeevan Naiyya, Bhabi, Jawani Ki Hawa, Janma Bhoomi, Izzat, Prem Kahani, Nirmala, Durga, Basant, Samar, Nauka Doobi, Anmol Ghadi, Neel Kamal, Rail Ka Dibba, Faraar, Pyaasa, Dost, Do Raaste, Roti, Daag, Do Bigha Zameen, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, and over more than 700 films under the command of Legendary and Financier Shri Rajnarayan Dube. In Film Distribution Business, Dube Industries has engraved its name in the history of World Cinema by distributing films like Jeevan Naiyya, Do Diwane, Achut Kanya, Veer Abhimanyu, Savitri, Janma Bhoomi, Izzat, Miyaa Biwi, Jeevan Prabhat, Prem Kahani, Samar, Nirmala, Vachan, Pukar, Durga, Chotti Si Duniya, Kangan, Naya Sansar, Kismet, Mahal, Hamari Baat, Jwar Bhata, Lahore, Beti, Patita, Aradhana, Baadbaan and over more than 250 films under the command of Legendary Financier Shri Rajnarayan Dube.
In Construction Business, Dube Industries is recognized for architectural accomplishments for many focal works by playing a vital role in the construction of Mumbai - Ahmedabad National Highway, Lucknow - Varanasi Highway, Jammu - Srinagar Highway, Bangaluru - Mysore Stateway, Balasore - Bhubaneswar Highway, Karachi - Lahore Motorway (Pre-Independence), Yangon - Mandalay Expressway (Pre-Independence). Proving assistance by supplying concrete and sand for the construction of Kaptai Dam (Now in Bangladesh), Mangla Dam (Now in Pakistan), and constructing school colleges like Sevashram Inter-College at Bhadohi (UP), Ghanshyam Dube Mahavidyalaya at Bhadohi (UP). In Petrochemical Industries, Dube Industries is renowned for the trade of petrochemicals in the industry by having its filling stations like Suriyawan Filling Station (UP), Pratik Filling Station (UP), Jai Maharashtra Filling Station and few others. In Hospitality Industries, Dube Industries is a prominent name in the hospitality sector. Businesses like Food and Beverages, Lodging and recreations are a major part of it. Sites like Charwak Restaurant, May Fair Guest House and many more are a part of it. In Agro Industries, Dube Industries have developed its broad range in agricultural production using modern equipment and methods by having its business places like Ghanshyam Cold Storage, Agriculture sites, and others.
Ghanshyam Dube, the son of Rajnarayan Dube, became famous as the helmsman of the Indian wrestling world. Ghanshyam Dube, after embracing the culture of his great grandfather Shri Brahmadev Dube, had offered his body and mind to the wrestling world. It is to be known that Shri Brahmadev Dube used to manage the Akhada of Chafekar brothers in Poona. The grandson repeats the grandfather is the ultimate truth and concept in the minds of Indian society. The time passed and the new life, new spring, new energy, new thought arrived at the house of Rajnarayan Dube ... Ghanshyam Dube was blessed with a boy. The fate and future of Rajnarayan Dube came in the holy hour of Mahashiva Ratri, Rajnarayan Dube named the nascent life - Girish.
Girish Ghanshyam Dube, the sanatani offspring of Rajnarayan Dube has the divine blessing to think and decide rightly and quickly. Since childhood, he has a rare capacity of self-control and rule out the odds. He is a born leader. He is here to lead, to rule. Rajnarayan Dube used to see his future in Girish. Whenever kid Girish Dube got Ten Rupees, he had the tendency to save it and used to finance his grandfather. Rajnarayan Dube's business mind was always pleased with the conduct and curiosity of his grandson Girish Ghanshyam Dube as the child Girish Kumar knowingly or unknowingly used to give suggestions and advices to the great legend of business Rajnarayan Dube. With his academic, cultural and spiritual education, Girish Ghanshyam Dube has absorbed the great legacy and traditions of Rajnarayan Dube. There was a vibrant sanatani atmosphere in the house, so in that situation Sanatani Sanskar was firstly becoming the voice of the soul for Girish Ghanshyam Dube. In the same way, the innate talent of Girish Ghanshyam Dube to understand, learn and develop the business skills of a giant like Rajnarayan Dube also exploded in accordance with the new era. Girish Ghanshyam Dube was brought up under the proximity and guidance of Rajnarayan Dube. The teenage Girish Ghanshyam Dube was taught by the master, Grandfather Rajnarayan Dube the skill of how to generate capital, respect the capital, and distribute it according to the significance for a noble cause. Rajnarayan Dube has whispered his wisdom and guru mantra achieved by his lifelong experiences in the ears of young Girish Dube that with the meaningful distribution of capital, the expansion of capital remains uninterrupted.
Dube Industries was born as a finance company, but under the leadership of Girish Ghanshyam Dube, Dube Industries is playing a leading role in the development of Agro, Chemical, Building, Film Production, and Distribution, Education and Infrastructure sectors. Throughout North India, Dube Industries started a series of educational institutions. Institute of management, Ghanshyam Dube women’s college, Ghanshyam Dube degree college, Ghanshyam Dube inter-college, etc. Which are providing the great and noble purpose of educating the new generation by providing level and accessible education to thousands of students. By promoting agriculture and agriculture-based business, Girish Ghanshyam Dube has made an unprecedented contribution to the field of agriculture. By giving new scientific farming education, he has done a wonderful job of making farming profitable to traditional farmers and making them futuristic in thinking.
After a period of 6 Decades, fulfilling the demands of Millions of Cinema lovers, Dube Industries revived and started The Bombay Talkies Studios along with other associate companies, (Commonly known as Bombay Talkies) back from the Ashes to pay tribute to the founders of Bombay Talkies, Pillar of Indian Cinema Himanshu Rai, Devika Rani & Rajnarayan Dube.
Dube Industries The Bombay Talkies Studios, Bombay Talkies Gharana, Bombay Talkies Laboratories and Bombay Talkies Pictures in association with the nationalistic organization Aazaad Federation, Vishwa Sahitya Parishad and World Literature Organization made a splendid come back under the command of Military School Student, International Ambassador of Sanskrit, Sanskrit Kalanidhi, Sanskrit Shiromani Megastar Maharishi Aazaad. Maharishi Aazaad, who is a Bhonsala Military school student, Researcher, and Thinker who received enormous appreciation from the audience and also has received praise from the critics after the magnificent triumph of the film Masterpiece Rashtraputra (Hindi) on 2nd November 2018. The magnum opus Rashtraputra flagged at 72nd Festival De Cannes (Marche Du Film) on 21st May 2019, Riviera. Most Eminent personalities of India Kamini Dube along with Aazaad Federation accomplished the project including the promotions and screening of the film at Cannes, France. The team earned huge respect at the arena and received enormous applauds and appreciation from the global audience and the team now has successfully premiered the ultimate cinematic creation of nationalist filmmaker, Student of Military School, International ambassador of Sanskrit, Sanskrit Kalanidhi, Sanskrit Shiromani and First Nationalist Megastar of India Sanskrit Mahanayak Megastar Maharishi Aazaad in the world’s most glamorous and prestigious cine extravaganza. The film is written, directed, and acted by Megastar Maharishi Aazaad and is based on the great revolutionary Chandrashekhar Azad.
After the success of Masterpiece Rashtraputra, Dube Industries along with the International organization Aazaad Federation, Kamini Dube Productions, Vishwa Sahitya Parishad, created a mega movie in Indian Ancient Language Sanskrit titled Aham Brahmasmi which is the first mainstream feature film in world history. 6th September 2019, went as a remarkable day for Indian Cinema, as Kashi witnessed a historic moment with the first screening of classic Aham Brahmasmi Nationalist Aazaad marked his great presence among the Sanskrit devotees. The Sanskrit lovers had welcome Maharishi Aazaad’s movie of creating cinematic extravaganza in Dev Bhasha Sanskrit. Viewers of all ages witnessed the mega show with the Writer, Editor, Music Director, Director and lead actor Megastar Maharishi Aazaad (महर्षि आज़ाद) with chanting “Har Har Mahadev”, “Kashi Bum-Bum Bol Raha Hai'' and “Jayatu Jayatu Sanskritam'' as if Aham Brahmasmi is not merely a movie but a cultural yagna. The great purpose of Bombay Talkies is to rejuvenate the ancient languages of the world and to create meaningful, relevant, thought-provoking cinema. So that the world of today gets accustomed to the forgotten languages and traditions. Our ambition is to entertain and unite the global audience by means of cinema.
Legendary company Dube Industries International Organisation Aazaad Federation is the only film company & organization in the World which is working on multiple languages especially forgotten ancient languages.
After Grand Success of masterpiece RASHTRAPUTRA ( राष्ट्रपुत्र ) and First Mainstream Sanskrit film of world AHAM BRAHMASMI ( अहं ब्रह्मास्मि ), Legendary Dube Industries, Aazaad Federation. The Bombay Talkies Studios and world Literature Organization, Vishwa Sahitya Parishad and Maharishi Productions are coming with mega feature films THE GREAT PATRIOT in English, SYN NAATSI in Russian, REVOLUCIONARIO in Spanish, EGO DOMINUS in Latin, Eímai o Theós in, Greek MAHANAYAKAN ( மகா நாயகன் ) in Tamil & Many more Under Command international ambassador of Sanskrit, Military school Student, Sanskrit Mahanayak Megastar Maharishi Aazaad (महर्षि आज़ाद) and Sanskrit Ratna, Sanskrit Bhushan and Sanskrit Bharti Kamini Dube (कामिनी दुबे), with a noble purpose to unite the whole world through art, culture literature and cinema.
Numerous people have written books about Bombay Talkies and Rajnarayan Dube like Multiple editions of a book are written by Mohammad Zahid Ahmed titled as The Man Behind Indian Cinema, which was launched in The United States of America on 19th June 2016. The last edition of the book mentions that The truth behind "The Bombay Talkies ltd" and commercial Indian cinema lies beneath the biography of Mr. Rajnarayan Dube. The novels unfold the truth of Indian cinema and the history that people made without any substantial evidence. Many news reports and media try to recreate the fact about Indian cinema.
The history witnessed the success and fall of the pillar of Indian cinema and the disasters of broken fire in the Bombay talkies studio campus many times. Negatives, important documents along with props and properties of filmmaking got burned and became ashes. Multiple researches were done on Indian Cinema and Bombay Talkies, numerous books were read on Bombay Talkies, only information on released films were obtained but no vital information could be gathered. Every book mentioned contradictory information on Bombay Talkies, only a few names were mentioned related to Bombay Talkies and its foundation. From the very ashes of history, the senior-most and respected film journalist K M Srivastava recollected the truths and facts of Bombay Talkies. KM Srivastava’s career spanning fifty years, he has done a great service to the students of cinema by researching on Bombay Talkies. KM Srivastava has disclosed nearly each and every aspect of Bombay Talkies in his historical book Bombay talkies - the pillar of Indian cinema, that how London return flop Actor Himanshu Rai got to finance his films, how he met Rajnarayan Dube and how the actors and actresses of that time rose to glory. All the needful information was available in this book. The book is now the authentic prime source of inspiration, information, and knowledge about Bombay talkies and that magnificent era. KM Srivastava’s work contains more authentic information than any other source available. KM Srivastava documented nearly everything in detail in his research book on Bombay talkies. He has interviewed most of the legends who were associated with Bombay talkies. He was the eye-witness of most of the events along with his fellow journalists. The intense and comprehensive research book Bombay talkies - the pillar of Indian cinema, बॉम्बे टॉकीज- भारतीय सिनेमा का आधार स्तंभ - 3rd Edition written by senior journalist K M Srivastava was released by Chandrashekhar Pusalkar Phalke, the grandson of father of Indian cinema Dada Sahab Phalke on On 19 May 2018.
In his 52 years long career, It is the third time that senior-most Journalist Of Indian Cinema, KM Srivastava wrote Bombay Talkies History in the book, Bombay talkies - the pillar of Indian cinema, बॉम्बे टॉकीज- भारतीय सिनेमा का आधार स्तंभ.
The event was organized by Manika Sanstha. The guests and speakers of the event were senior editor of Madhuri Magazine, Sudeep, Rashtriya Sahara editor, senior journalist and narrator Harish Pathak, senior film actors Surendra Pal, Gajendra Chauhan and actress Asema Bhatt. The program was conducted by Devmani Pandey and incorporated by Amar Tripathi. A large number of friends of the literary world were present on the occasion. Chief Guest at the book launch event, Mr. Chandrashekhar Pusalkar Phalke, grandson of the father of Indian Cinema Dada Sahab Phalke said, “With the establishment and work culture of Bombay Talkies, Rajnarayan Dube has played a great historic role in nurturing and developing Indian film industry. He gave it the form of an organized industry and made it to be accepted as a respectful form of art by the civilized society.” He further added, “Like Dada Sahab Phalke, Rajnarayan Dube also faced all kinds of conflicts and the result of his immense struggle is visible like a World Heritage Site in the form of Bombay Talkies today. He strongly affirmed, If Mr. Rajnarayan Dube was not there, there would be no Himanshu Rai, neither Devika Rani nor there would be Bombay Talkies.”
Note: All the above referenced from the Book, बॉम्बे टॉकीज- भारतीय सिनेमा का आधार स्तंभ, Bombay talkies - The Pillar Of Indian Cinema, written by senior-most journalist Krishna Mohan Srivastava.