Shobhana Bhartia owns Hindustan Times, one of the oldest newspapers in India. She is the daughter of industrialist Krishna Kumar Birla and the wife of industrialist Shyam Sunder Bhartia. The Birla family acquired the newspaper back in 1933 from Sunder Singha Lyallpuri, the founder of the paper. She is a former nominated member of Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) and served as a member of committees in Parliament of Energy, Women Empowerment, and Human Resource Development. She was also awarded Padmashri, Government of India’s National Award for excellence in journalism. She has won several other awards such as Business Woman of the Year 2007 by Economic Times.
In addition to being a Chairwoman and Editorial Director of HT Media, Ms Bhartia served as a director in multiple companies owned by the family including, The Hindustan Times Ltd, Earthstone Holding Private Ltd, Firefly e-Ventures Ltd, Air Travel Bureau Ltd among many others. She also headed India’s largest news agency, The Press Trust of India, as its Director and presided over the Audit Bureau of Circulation as its Chairperson. She also currently serves as a pro-chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS). BITS is a very popular higher education institution in India which was established in 1955 by Brij Mohan Birla. She is also a member of the high-level group “Alliance of Civilizations” formed by the UN Secretary General.
Ms. Bhartia has two sons, Priyavrat and Shamit Bhartia, both hold directorship positions with HT Media and various other family businesses.
HT Media Ltd (at least 51.43%)
Hindustan Times Limited (74.4%)
HT Education Limited (HT Media Holds 100%)
HT Global Education (HT Media Holds 100%)
India Education Services Private Limited (HT Media Holds 100%)
HT Learning Centre Limited (HT Media Holds 100%)
Bridge School of Management
HT Digital Media Holding Limited (HT Media Holds 99.99%)
Digicontent Limited (HT Media Holds 100%)
HT Digital Streams Limited (HT Media Holds 51.17%)
HT Mobile Solutions Limited (HT Media Holds 8.43%)
Movies & Entertainment
Topmovies Entertainment Limited (HT Media Holds 100%)
Fireflies e-Ventures Limited (HT Media Holds 99.9%)
HT Media Ventures Limited (HT Media Holds 74.30%)
HT Music and Entertainment
Company Limited (HT Media Holds 100%) Textile industry
Birla Cotton Spinning and Weaving Mills Limited
SB Trusteeship Services Private Ltd (99.99%)
BCM Holding Private Limited (99.99%)
Family & Friends
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is the son of Shobhana Bhartia. He is one of the directors of the HT Media Limited. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Stanford University. He is also a director with companies such as Birla Cotton Spinning and Weaving Mills Limited, Jubilant Enpro Private Limited, Jubilant Life Sciences Limited, Udit (India) Limited, Earthstone Holding (Two) Private Limited, Jubilant Agri and Consumer Products Limtied, SSBPB Investment Holding Private Limited, Digicontent Limited Firefly e-Ventures Limited, among many others.
is the son of Shobhana Bhartia. He is the non-executive director of the HT Media Limited. He holds a degree in Economics from Dartmouth College. With the company since the incorporation, Shamit Bhartia is also a Director in many other companies including Usha Flowell Limited, Jubilant Motorworks Private Limited, Goldmerry Investment and Trading Company Limited, HT Media Ventures Limited, Indian Country Homes Private Limited, Shobhana Trustee Company Private Limited, among many others.
the husband of Shobhana Bhartia, he is a founder and Chairman of Jubilant Bhartia Company, which is a pharmaceutical company. He has a bachelor degree in Commerce from St. Xavier College, Calcutta University and he is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accounts of India (ICWAI). He has been the chairman and managing director of Jubilant Pharma Limited since 2005. Including Jubilant Pharma Limited he is also serving as a director of Jubilant Life Sciences Limited. He holds various chairman position in companies like ISG Novasoft Technologies Limited, ISGN Corporation, Jubilant Energy NV and Jubilant Energy Limited. He is also a Co-Chairman of company Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited since 1995. He is also a director of the various company including Putney Incorporation, Geo-Enpro Petroleum Limited, Domino’s Pizza India Limited, Rosenbluth Lionel India Limited, Enpro-Secan India Limited, Indo Maroc Phosphore, VAM Holdings Limited and Food Express India Limited. He also serves on board of various private and public foreign companies to name a few are American Orient Capital Partners India, Tower Promoters, BT Telecom India Private Limited, Safe Food Corporation, Air India Limited, and Birla Cotton SPG and WGH Mills Limited. He is also a member of the board of prominent educational institutions in India such as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). He has received various awards like lifetime achievement award from CHEMEXCIL, Entrepreneur of the Year Award from AIMA Managing India Awards which was given by the President of India and Year award for Life Science and Consumers Products from Ernst and Young.
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