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The Sarkar Family

The Sarkar Family

Aveek Sarkar, is the Vice Chairman of the ABP Group of Publications and Editor Emeritus. He is the son of Ashok Kumar Sarkar, the owner of Ananda Bazar Patrika newspaper, the grandson of Prafula Kumar Sarkar, the founder of the Ananda Bazar Patrika newspaper. He is a graduate from the University of Calcutta, and has trained under Sir Harold Evans, the Editor of The Sunday Times, while in Britain. He is credited for transforming the ABP Group from a regional entity into a national player.

The author of “Paper Tigers”, Nicholas Coleridge has described Aveek Sarkar in his book as “India’s most sophisticated newspaper proprietor”, and goes on to describe him as “a man of impeccable tastes and choices from the food he has to his wardrobe”.

Aveek Sarkar is also the Director of The Press Trust of India (PTI), ABP News Network Private Limited, Cima Gallery Private Limited, and Sarkar Consultants Private Limited.

Aveek Sarkar and his brother’s family, including Arup Sarkar, his wife, Shithi Sarkar and their son Atideb Sarkar hold 99.99% of shares in the company and have them split equally between themselves.

Media Companies / Groups
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Television and Broadcasting

ABP News Network (100%)


ABP Private Limited (100%)

Matrimonial services

ABP Weddings (100%),


CIMA Gallery Private Limited

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Arup Kumar Sarkar

is the younger brother of Aveek Sarkar. Earlier, Arup Kumar Sarkar was the Chief Editor of the group’s Bengali magazines. He is the Director in many ventures of the ABP group including ABP Private Limited, ABP Holdings Private Limited, ABP News Network Private Limited and Sarkar Consultants Private Limited.

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