In May, 2019, the Darwin Platform Group of Companies made a concerted Rs. 14,000 crores bid to bail out the grounded Jet Airways (India) Ltd. - an amount which is more than what was offered by Etihad Airways to acquire a minority stake in the now shut-down airline. This equity infusion can almost erase the entire existing liability of Jet Airways.
The Mid-Day Showbiz Icons saw a bevy of celebrities support the newspaper’s initiative including Lalit Pandit, Jaspinder Narula, Milind Gunaji, Madhushree, Preeti Jhangiani, Raju Singh, Farhad szay Arora, Aarti Nagpal, Shama Sikander, Mid-Day CEO Sandeep Khosla among others. The awardees included Ajay Harinath Singh, Tina Ahuja, Anusha Srinivasan Iyer,, Neil Nitin Mukesh to name a few.