Aroon Purie Biography
Aroon Purie is an Indian media tycoon who is the founder-publisher and editor-in-chief of India Today magazine. Purie used to lead the India Today Group. He is the managing director of Thomson Press (India) Limited and chairman of TV Today.
Aroon is the recipient of the Padma Bhushan Award. Aroon Purie is the former editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest India. In 2017, Je gave control of the India Today Group to his daughter, Kalli Purie.
Aroon Purie Age
Aroon Purie was born in 1944 in Lahore, Punjab province, British India. He is 73 years old.
Aroon Purie Height
Purie stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Aroon Purie Education
He attended and completed his school education at The Doon School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. In 1965, Aroon joined the London School of Economics and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Aroon Purie Family
Aroon was born and raised by his loving parents in Lahore, Punjab province, British India. His father, Vidya Vilas Purie, was the founder of the India Today Group. He was a film financer and the owner of Thompson Press. His sister, Madhu Trehan, is an Indian journalist.
Aroon Purie Wife
He is married to his pretty wife Rekha Purie. The couple has three children namely Ankoor Purie, Kalli Purie, and Koel Purie.
Aroon Purie Net Worth
Purie has an estimated net worth of ₹64 crore.
Aroon Purie Career
In 1970, Aroon started working as a production controller at Thomson Press, a commercial printer and allied services company. Even though he later gave control of Thomson Press to his son Ankoor Purie, he still guides it. Thomson Press has five branches in different parts of India.
In 1975, Purie started the India Today Group, which has a magazine with the same name. This group is known for its varied media approaches all across India including 32 magazines, 7 radio stations, 4 television channels, 1 newspaper, lots of websites and apps, a famous music label, and a book publishing part.
Aroon is part of many groups like the Council of Management at the Audit Bureau of Circulations, where he served as a Chairman from 2000 to 2001. He is on the Executive Committee of The Editors’ Guild of India, and he’s part of the Council of Management at the All India Management Association as a special invitee.
In 2009, Purie was appointed as the chairman of FIPP (Federation of International Periodicals and Publications). Aroon Purie has been on the board of the Global Editors Network since it started in April 2011.