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The Jain Family

The Jain Family

The Jain family owns The Times Group, one of the largest media companies in India. At present the Jain family comprises of Indu Jain, her son Samir Jain his wife Meera Jain, and their daughter, Trishla Jain, and her other son, Vineet Jain. All family members are involved in various businesses of Bennett Coleman and Co. Limited. The Times Group is involved in various other businesses besides media, including education, telecommunications, real estate, e-commerce and finance.

Indu Jain is the Chairwoman and her two sons act as Managing Directors at BCCL. Samir Jain is also the Director of Times of India Org, and GenNext Trusteeship Company Private Limited. Vineet Jain is has more than 20 years of experience in media industry. He serves as the Chairman of the Bharti Nidhi Limited and Times Network Limited. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Mirchi Movies Limited. He serves as the Director of various companies such as Bennett Coleman and Company Limited, The Press Trust of India Limited, Entertainment Network (India) Limited, Optimal Media Solutions Limited, Vinabella Media and Entertainment Private Limited, Times Global Broadcasting Company Limited, Azzshopping Limited, Times Websol Limited, Times Mobile Limited, Times Infotainment Media Limited, Times of India Org, Zoom Entertainment Network Limited, Credence Trusteeship Company Private Lmited, Times Centre for Media Studies and SP Jain Foundation

Samir and Vineet Jain’s grandfather, Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, was the son-in- law of Ramkrishna Dalmia, who was earlier the owner of Bennett Coleman and Company Limited. Since then the company is primarily owned by the Jain family. The Jain family directly owns a small number of shares in the company but through their subsidiaries holds majority of the shares in the company.

Media Companies / Groups
Media Outlets


Movie Production

Mirchi Movies (India) Limited (100%)

Digital Product Company

Times Internet Limited (88.44%)


Gamma Ganna Limited (88.44%)

TV Broadcasting

Zoom Entertainment Network Private Limited (100%)


Worldwide Media Private Limited (100%)

Publishing Company

Times Group Books (Missing Data)

Real estate

Artha Group


Bennett University of Higher Education (100%)

Healthcare Institution

Vivo Healthcare Private Limited (50%)

Technology (AI)

Haptik Infotech Private Limited (61.45%)

Service Activities

Times Jobs Limited (88.44%)


TIM Delhi Airport Advertising Private Limited (50.09%),


Coupondunia Media Private Limited (70.75%)


Akuate Internet Services Private Limited (75.17%)


Banayantree Services Limited (100%)

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Indu Jain

Chairwoman of BCCL, the mother of Samir Jain, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of BCCL.

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

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

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Meta Data

Bennett Coleman and Company Limited is an unlisted company. The group website, that could have been the authentic source of company information is not working and returns a blank page. The financial statements of the company too is not available, nor is their management structure. MoM has sent email on the 18th January 2019 and a courier on the 1st February’19 requesting information under various heads. There has been no response from the Company.

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