Sahu Jain Family

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Sahu Jain family
Ethnicity Agrawal Jain
Current region Najibabad, Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Notable members
They own the Times Group.

Sahu Jain family is an important industrial family of India. They own the Times Group and its parent company, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., the most widespread selling English newspaper in the world. The members of the extended family have interests in education (S P Jain School of Global Management), chemicals (DCW Ltd.) and finance (DoubleDot Ltd. and Crescent Finstock Ltd).

They are of Agrawal Jain community.[1] Sahu Jains hail from a small town of Najibabad, Bijnor district (near Meerut, 180 km from Delhi), Uttar Pradesh, India.[2]

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The leading members of the family have been Rai Bahadur Jagmundar Das Jain, Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, Sahu Shreyans Prasad Jain, Sahu Ramesh Chandra Jain, Sahu Samir Jain, Sahu Vineet Jain, Sahu Deepak Jain and Indu Jain.

Jnanpith Awards, are given by the Bharatiya Jnanpith organization founded by the family. The group has also founded a few other awards that are coveted honours in the fields of fashion, movies and business in India - namely the Miss India title, Filmfare Awards (movies) and the Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence.

The Times Group has diversified into many fields. The Times of India (world's largest circulated English newspaper), the Economic Times, FM Radio Mirchi, the Planet M music store chain, the biweekly magazine Femina India, the Indiatimes portal, the 24 hours English news channel Times Now, the Bollywood news and music channel Zoom are owned by the Sahu Jain family. In 2008, the group acquired Virgin Radio (renamed to Absolute Radio) in the United Kingdom, which they sold after making a loss of £31 million in 2013[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jain Jagaran ke Agradut, A.P. Goyaliya, 1952, Bharatiya Jnanapitha
  2. ^ 'Progressive Jains' by Mr. Satish Kumar Jain
  3. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/jul/29/bauer-media-buys-absolute-radio

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