Aroon Purie (Journalist) Age, Wife, Family, Children, Biography, Facts & More

Aroon Purie

Real NameAroon Purie
Famous AsFormer Editor-in-chief and chairman of India Today Group and Chairman of FIPP (International Federation of the Periodical Press)
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth1944
Age (as in 2018)74 Years
Birth PlaceLahore, Punjab province, British India
HometownLahore, Punjab province, British India
SchoolThe Doon School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
College/UniversityLondon School of Economics
Educational QualificationB.Sc in Economics from London School of Economics in 1965
Major Awards/Honours1988: Honoured with the B.D. Goenka award for his excellence in Journalism
1990: Awarded "Journalist of the Year" award by the Indian Federation of Small and Medium Newspapers
1993-1994: Won the G.K. Reddy Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism
2002: Hall of Fame Award from the Advertising Club of Kolkata
ControversyHe was in a controversy when Countermedia found that the first 250 words of Purie's 400-word editorial were found to be alike of the Grady Hendrix article on South Indian actor Rajnikanth. Later, he apologized for this.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseRekha Purie
Aroon Purie With His Wife Rekha Purie
ChildrenSon- Ankoor Purie
Aroon Purie's Son Ankoor Purie
Daughters- Kalli Purie, Vice Chairperson at India Today Group
Aroon Purie's Daughter Kalli Purie
Koel Purie, Actress
Aroon Purie's Daughter Koel Purie
ParentsFather- Vidya Vilas Purie
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Madhu Trehan
Aroon Purie With His Sister Madhu Trehan
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹64 crore

Aroon Purie

Some Lesser Known Facts About Aroon Purie

  • Does Aroon Purie smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Aroon Purie drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • In 1970, he began with his journalism career as Production Controller at Thomson Press.
  • His father V.V. Purie started the India Today magazine in 1975. He was the publisher and her sister, Madhu Trehan was the editor of the magazine, but after around 2 years, Madhu went abroad and handed over all the responsibilities to him.
  • The magazine was launched at the time of Emergency declared by Indira Gandhi (Former Prime Minister of India).
  • With India Today, Aroon tried to fill the information gap which existed amongst persons interested in India residing abroad.
  • Soon, India Today became the most widely read magazine in India with over 11 million readers in 2006.
  • After devoting 18 long successful years to journalism, he was honoured with B.D. Goenka Award in 1988.
  • He became one of the most trending personalities in journalism and set the journalist style for the famous Hindi news channel- Aaj Tak and English news channel- Headlines Today.
  • For his trailblazing work as a journalist, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001, which is India’s third highest civilian award presented by theGovernment of India.
  • In 2017, Aroon Purie made her daughter Kalli the Vice Chairperson of India Today Group.
  • He has been working as chairman of FIPP (Federation of International Periodicals and Publications).
  • Here’s a video in which Aroon talks about the success of the India Today Group and the strategies behind it: