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The Kumar Mangalam Birla Family

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.

Media Companies / Groups
Media Outlets



Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Limited


Indo Phil Textile Mills


Ultratech Cement Lanka (Private) 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 Carbon


Birla Jingwei Fibres Company Limited


Dahej Harbour and Infrastructure Limited


Domsjo Fabriker


Essel Mining and Industries Limited


Hindalco Industries 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

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Basant Kumar Birla

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.

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

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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.

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