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He is the chairman of Carnival Group, a diversified corporate group with interests in media, entertainment, hospitality and real estate. Shrikant Bhasi was born to CP Ally and CM Bhasi in the small town of Angamaly in Kerala. His father worked for Bharat Heavy Electricals in Bhopal. 1 His mother has been a homemaker. Shrikant Bhasi was a commerce student and graduated in 1987 from Barkatullah University, Bhopal.
Luckily, a lot of Gujarati drama stalwarts followed his father’s work and knew him personally following which he got inclined towards Gujarati theatre. His love for theatre began at the age of 6, and when his father discovered this at the age of 13 he supported Vora and asked him to follow his passion. Shrikant Bhasi joined Britannia and worked in its agri- division. Soon, government changed policies and industry did not remain profitable. After getting success in South, Carnival decided to spread to the rest of India.
Subsequently, it took over HDIL’s Broadway Cinema chain which had screens across Mumbai, Delhi and Indore. Carnival’s next major step was the acquisition of Anil Ambani owned Big Cinemas with 250 screens across the country for around Rs 700 crore. Meanwhile, Shrikant Bhasi went on to add many other verticals to the Carnival Group. It now includes hospitality, media, real estate, IT park, event management and food courts along with multiplexes.
Having adopted the inorganic growth plan, Carnival Group has now laid out a large scale growth plan in Madhya Pradesh. With nearly 40 restaurants running successfully in South India, Travancore Foods India Pvt. Ltd which is the food and beverages division of the Carnival Group has set up two cafes in Mumbai. With presence in over 12 locations, Shrikant Bhasi plans to spread across various cities in India and have 100 outlets in the next two years. TFIPL has carved a niche for itself by offering scrumptious cuisine, a lively ambiance and warm and friendly service with gamut of choices through food, fun and entertainment. Carnival Media is a Mumbai based company and a part of diversified corporate group.