Ex-COO Balaji Telefilms Zulfiqar Khan missing in Kenya for 90 days
Rajiv Dubey, Senior General Manager - Head Of Media, Dabur India, has started a Change.org petition, requesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for tracing media veteran Zulfiqar Khan, who has been missing in Kenya for the last three months.
The petition describes the events that followed Khan's disappearance, highlighting that almost 90 days have passed since Khan was reported missing and it is still unclear where he is.
According to the petition, it is clear that Kenyan authorities are aware that Khan was wrongly picked up, being mistaken for a 'cybersecurity expert' as the country's High Court has also asked the police to bring back Khan. Even the police have no knowledge of Khan’s location.
“It's been almost 90 days now and yet no one has any idea about his whereabouts. Local Police in Kenya are clueless. They have been asked by the High Court of the land to produce Zulfi but they have no idea where he is. There are scattershot reports in the Kenyan media where they picked up the wrong LinkedIn profile of another Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan and called our Zulfi a “cyber security expert.” Which would be funny if it weren’t scary. Most of the information on him in their media is completely baseless and without any proper research,” says the petition.
According to Rajiv Dubey, Khan is a nature lover, and he visited Kenya to enjoy the natural beauty there. Dubey also shared that the Indian High Commission has been in touch with the Kenyan authorities. When Dubey consulted a few friends of Khan, they mentioned that he was about to return on July 24, but planned to be back in Kenya by the end of the year to witness the Great Migration across the Mara River.
“With this note, we want to make people aware about who Zulfi really is, question his disappearance, and plead with our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to intervene and ask the concerned Government of Kenya to start a search operation to get our Zulfi back home safe! It breaks our hearts to know that so many months have passed and no credible efforts have been done to find him. If you sign my petition, the government could listen and help us find Zulfi,” the petition ends with these words.
Khan’s last stint was as the COO of Balaji Telefilms and before that he was managing director at HOOQ, a startup. He had a good experience in the media industry and has worked in various fields.