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The Kasturi Family

The Kasturi Family

The Kasturi family, descendants of Kasturi Ranga Iyengar hold the complete stake in Kasturi and Sons Limited, the company that publishes The Hindu, English newspaper. N. Ram, the son of G. Narasimhan is the Chairman of THG Publishing Private Limited, the Hindu Group’s publishing company. He is the great grandson of Kasturi Ranga Iyengar, who bought The Hindu newspaper from its founder in 1905. N. Ram has a Masters in History from Presidency College. He also has a M.S. in Comparative Journalism from Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University. Earlier N. Ram was the Editor-in-chief of the Group’s flagship publications - The Hindu, Frontline, BusinessLine and Sportstar. Ram was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honor, for journalism in 1990, the Asian Investigative Journalist of the Year award from the Press Foundation of Asia in 1990, the BD Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1989, the National Citizen Award in 1995, XLRI’s first JRD Tata Award for Business ethics in 2002 and Sri Lanka Ratna, Sri Lanka’s highest national award conferred on non-nationals in 2005. N. Ram is also an author of the books – ‘Why scams are here to stay’ and ‘Riding the Nuclear Tiger’. He is also the co-author of ‘R.K. Narayan: The Early Years’. N Ram is a founding trustee of Media Development Foundation with the Asian College of Journalism, and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University.

N. Ram is also a Director in many companies including – TNQ Books and Journals Private Limited, Kasturi Estates Private Limited, Author Café Private Limited, TNQ Technologies Private Limited, EHS Management Technologies Private Limited.

Media Companies / Groups
Media Outlets
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Business

Publishing

THG Publishing Private Limited (52%)

Printing

CCI Sourcing Private Limited (50%)

Business

KSL Media Ventures Limited (52%)

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

N Ravi

the son of G. Narasimhan and is the Director of Kasturi and Sons Limited, and the Publisher of The Hindu newspaper. Ravi has a Master’s Degree in Economics, along with a Law Degree. Ravi is also a Director at KSL Media Limited, Serendipity Investments Private Limited, and The Press Trust of India Limited.

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ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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The Kasturi and Sons is an unlisted company and does not publish an annual report. The financial information of the outlet is not available. The company management information is retrieved form the Hindu Centre website. The financial information of the company is retrieved from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Also, an email and a courier were sent to the company on 1 February 2019 requesting for information. The company has not responded so far.

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