He operates out of the 11th floor of Murasoli Maran Towers in MRC Nagar. Kalanithi drives to work in his Bentley (the registration number of all family cars is 1515) and is whisked to his office on the topmost floor by a special elevator. His office is sprawling, and takes up almost the entire floor.
The walls are fitted with several television screens, which helps him keep a close eye on the 21 TV channels in four languages (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada) he runs. His media empire also includes 45 FM radio stations, a clutch of periodicals, a cable distribution network and a DTH company. "Barring Tamil, I don't even know the languages in which we are running the channels," Kalanithi had said in an interview.