Indu Jain Biography, Times group, Times of India, Husband, Family, Children and Contact
Indu Jain is the Chairperson of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, India’s largest media group which owns Times of India, the most circulated News Paper in India and many other large newspapers.
Her Net Worth is US $ 2.8 Billion according to Forbes 2010 making her India’s Top 20 Richest persons and 317th of world’s richest person.
She was born on September 08, 1936 in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. She was married to late Ashok Kumar Jain. She has two sons - Samir and Vineet.
Indu Jain inherited her fortune through Sahu Jain Family, The Industrial family of India. They are of Agarwal Jain Community. Sahu Jains hail from a small town of Najibabad, Bijnor district (near Meerut, 130 km from Delhi), Uttar Pradesh, India.
Indu Jain is a widow having 2 sons – Samir Jain and Vineet Jain.
The Times Group is the largest media services conglomerate in India. It is headed by brothers Samir and Vineet Jain.
The company has eleven publishing centers, fifteen printing centers, fifty-five sales offices, Over 7000 employees, five dailies, including two of the largest in the country with approx 4.3 million, copies circulated daily, two lead magazines, twenty-nine niche magazines reaching 2468 cities and towns, thirty-two Radio Stations, two Television News Channels, one Television Life Style Channel and turnover in excess of USD 700 million.
Family acquired the company from a British group. Now Sons Samir and Vineet run the show. Their flagship publication, the Times of India, is the world's largest selling English daily newspaper, selling more than 3 million copies. Group recently listed Entertainment Network India, a radio broadcasting arm and launched Times Now, a television news channel, in a joint venture with Reuters. Jain herself has introduced columns on spirituality in the group's newspapers; also oversees the Times Foundation, the group's philanthropic arm.
Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd holdings include The Times of India, a daily newspaper and The Economic Times, a business daily; television channels Times Now, Zoom and ET Now; FM radio network Radio Mirchi and digital media unit Times Internet. Times Private Treaties, group's private equity arm, barters ad space for equity.