Samir Jain

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Samir Jain
Born (1954-03-11) 11 March 1954 (age 65)
New Delhi, India
OccupationVice-chairman of
The Times Group
Spouse(s)Meera Jain
ChildrenTrishla Jain
Parent(s)Indu Jain
Ashok Kumar Jain
RelativesSahu Ramesh Chandra Jain
Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain

Samir Jain (born 11 March 1954) is an Indian publisher and the current Vice-Chairman of India's largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.. Jain belongs to the Sahu Jain family which owns Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., the parent company of The Times of India and other large newspapers.[1]

Education and personal life[edit]

Samir Jain was educated at St. Stephen's College earning a degree in B.A. Programme. He is married to Meera Jain and is father to Trishla Jain who is an artist.[2][3][4]


In 1975 Samir joined the family owned Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. as a junior executive.[5] Over the next 7 years he gained experience and was soon managing the company's media interests while his father Ashok Jain managed the non-publishing parts. By 1982 Samir was vice-chairman and running the entire company as his father pursued by charges of fraud and suffering from a weak heart departed to seek medical treatment in the United States.[5] Samir spent the 1980s remaking Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL) into an innovative marketing company. His business proposition to connect sellers of goods to this vast market of consumers. He was the first in media industry to dispense with the post of an Editor.[citation needed]

During Samir's time, Times of India has become the largest circulating English newspaper in the world.[6][7][8][9]


  1. ^ Singh, Pragya (3 April 2017). "Samir Jain and the Times group". Outlook. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ Trishla Jain – Artist
  3. ^ "Trishla Jain's arty evening!". The Times of India. 26 October 2010.
  4. ^ Dasgupta, Reshmi R (24 October 2010). "Cupcakes & Sunlight: Trishla Jain's artworks – The Economic Times". The Times of India.
  5. ^ a b Auletta. Page 55.
  6. ^ "TOI Online is world's No.1 newspaper websites". The Times of India. 12 July 2009.
  7. ^ "The Hindu News Update Service". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  8. ^ List of newspapers in the World by circulation
  9. ^ Top 10 English Dailies: Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2010 — Quarter 1 | Newswatch

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