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.
Television and Broadcasting
ABP News Network (100%)
ABP Private Limited (100%)
ABP Weddings (100%), http://www.abpweddings.com/
CIMA Gallery Private Limited
Family & Friends
Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends
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.
the son of Arup Kumar Sarkar and Shithi Sarkar. Is the Executive Director of the company and is responsible for strategy at the ABP Group. He is a B.Sc Economics Honors graduate from the Warwick University. He has done his Masters in Economics from the University College, London. He serves on the Boards of ABP Private Ltd and ABP News Network Private Ltd. Apart from these 2 companies, he is also a Director of Wedoria Technologies Private Limited and the Indian Newspaper Society. Atideb Sarkar is currently responsible for ABP News Network, the group’s television business.
is the wife of Arup Kumar Sarkar and the mother of Atideb Sarkar. Though a shareholder, she does not hold any position in the company.
The ownership data was sourced from the filings from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. It is important to note here that the data is based on the 2016-2017 filings in the MCA records. The MOM team sent an email on the 10th January 2019 followed by a letter on the 1st February 2019 to ABP to confirm the data given in the document. There has been no response from the company yet.