The Purie Family
Aroon Purie and his family are the founders and owners of India Today Group. He, his wife Rekha Purie, his daughters, Kalli Purie Bhandal, Koel Purie Rinchet, and his son Ankur Purie, control the entire 100% stake in World Media Pvt. Ltd, which has a stake of 48.15% in Living Media India Ltd. Living Media India Ltd, again has a stake of 56.92% in TV Today Network, that broadcasts television channels like India Today TV, Aaj Tak, Delhi Aaj Tak and Tez, the Hindi news channels.
The family is involved in many different businesses of the Group which include such sectors as education (Vasant Valley School, New Delhi), Publishing (India Today, Business Today, TIME, Reader's Digest, Cosmopolitan), Music (Music Today), Printing (Thomson Press), and Events (BT Events).
TV Today Network ltd (56.92%)
Uphil Media Pvt. Ltd. (100%)
Universal Learn Today Pvt. Ltd (100%)
Today Merchandise Pvt. Ltd (51%)
Today Retail Network Pvt. Ltd. (51%)
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Aroon Purie‘’s wife, is the Chairperson of Vasant Valley School. She is the Director of Universal Learn Today Pvt. Ltd, TV Today Network Business Ltd., Radio Today Broadcasting Ltd.
Aroon Purie’s daughter, is the Vice Chairperson and Managing Director of the India Today Group. She is also a Director in Today Magazine Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd., Mail Today Newspapers Pvt. Ltd., News Broadcasters Association, Vibgyor Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd., Radio Today Broadcasting Pvt Ltd.
Aroon Purie’s daughter, is a Director of Thomson Press India Ltd.
Aroon Purie’s son, is a Director in Thomson Press India Ltd., Hyper Space Music Pvt. Ltd., Impact Projects Pvt Ltd., Thomson Digital (India) Ltd., Digiscape Tech Solutions Ltd., Integrated Databases India Ltd, Uphil Media Pvt. Ltd.
All the data for the individual owners were publicly available. One of the interesting finds is that the name Living Media India Ltd, an unlisted company and the name India Today Group were used interchangeably at many places although there is no clarity whether both the names represent the same identity. 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.