The Kumar Mangalam Birla Family
The Birla family has, through generations, had diverse business interests. From a single paper machine business called Orient Paper in Orissa (Odisha today), the Group through its family members and various business has grown into one of India's most prominent business families.
Kumar Mangalam Birla's father Aditya Vikram Birla started global businesses at a very young age. He launched global businesses way back in 1969 much before globalization was a buzzword in India. His companies became the world's largest producer of viscose staple fiber, the largest refiner of palm oil, and the sixth largest producer of carbon black. Aditya Vikram Birla died at an early age of 51, he had handed over a Group that had revenues in the excess of INR 80,000 Million / USD 1202.5 Million and assets worth INR 90,000 Million / USD 1352.82 Million.
Kumar Mangalam Birla took over as the Chairman of the Group at the age of 28 and under his leadership, the Group's turnover has gone up from $2 billion in 1995 to US $ 44.3 billion today.
Kumar Mangalam Birla is on the board of all of the Group's major ventures in India and abroad. The Group has a diverse portfolio that ranges from aluminum to cement, fabric and branded apparel to insulators, telecom to retail trading and power to agri businesses.
The Kumar Mangalam Birla family, through more than 30 companies, holds stake in IGH Holdings Pvt Ltd., that is invested in Living Media India, the company that owns TV Today Network Ltd. Manjushree Khaitan, Kumar Mangalam Birla's father, Aditya Vikram Birla's sister – holds 4.23 % iof IGH Holdings Pvt Ltd, a company that in turn holds 41.50% stake in Living Media India Ltd, the parent company of TV Today Network. The other significant stakeholder in IGH Holdings Pvt Ltd is Kumar Mangalam Birla himself with 2.05% stake in IGH Holdings. Other family members including his mother Rajshree Birla, wife Neerja Birla, son Aryaman Vikram Birla, grandfather Basant Kumar Birla, hold less than 1 % of IGH Holdings Pvt. Ltd.
Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Limited
Tanfac industries Limited
Thai Peroxide Company Limited
Pt Indo Raya Kimia
Aditya Birla Grasun Chemicals (FangChengGang) Limited
Indo Phil Textile Mills
Pt Elegant Textile Industry
Pt Indo Liberty Textiles
Pt Sunrise Bumi Textiles
Ultratech Cement Lanka (Private) Limited
Ultratech Cement Limited
Aditya Birla Ideas Payment Bank Limited
Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company Private Limited
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited
Aditya Birla Retail Limited
Birla Jingwei Fibres Company Limited
Dahej Harbour and Infrastructure Limited
Grasim Industries Limited
Essel Mining and Industries Limited
Hindalco Industries Limited
Cameroon Alumina Limited
Utkal Alumina International Limited
Hindalco-Almex Aerospace Limited
Indo Phil Cotton Mills
Indo Thai Synthetics
Pan Century Surfactants Inc
Pt Indo Bharat Rayon
Terrace Bay Pulp Mill
Thai Acrylic Fibre
Vodafone Idea Limited
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Kumar Mangalam Birla's grandfather, 97 year old, is the Chairman of Kesoram Group, a part of BK Birla Group that has business activities in tyre, cement and rayon.
Kumar Mangalam's father's cousin, is the Chairman of the CK Birla Group with businesses including Technology and Automotive, Home and Building Solutions, Healthcare and Education.
a distant cousin of Kumar Mangalam Birla is the Chairman of the Yash Birla Group.
Kumar Mangalam Birla’s aunt, is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of HT Media, the publishers of Hindustan Times, an English news daily.
The Annual Report of the TV Today Network does not mention the Kumar Mangalam Birla family as one of the owners. The ownership in the company is through IGH Holdings Pvt Ltd, that is partially invested in Living Media India Ltd, the company that owns TV Today Network. When the investors of IGH Holdings Pvt Ltd and subsequent companies were looked into, the names of the family members of the Kumar Mangalam Birla family were revealed. There are more than thirty companies that were checked and investigated.
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India website was the primary and only source that revealed the ownership structures of the many companies of the Kumar Mangalam Birla family. An email was sent to the Company on the 10th January 2019, and followed up with a courier on the 1st February 2019, seeking confirmation of the details regarding the outlets and the company. There has been no response from the Company.