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Aroon Purie

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Date of Birth: 1944
Birth Nation: Pakistan

Quick Timeline of Aroon Purie

1944 Born in Lahore, Pakistan
1965 Completed his graduation from the London School of Economics
1970 Started career in journalism at Thompson Press
1975 Started India Today Group
2001 Received the Padma Bhushan Award
1988 Honored with the B.D. Ramnath Goenka Award

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1944

Born in Lahore, Pakistan

A well reputed Indian businessman and entrepreneur Aroon Purie was born in Lahore, British India (current Pakistan) in 1944. He is supposed to have spent his childhood in Lahore, however, information about his childhood, parents and siblings are not available. 

1965

Completed his graduation from the London School of Economics

Aroon Purie, an Indian businessman, and chief executive Today Group was born in Lahore. He is a British Chartered Accountant who was graduated from the Doon School. He received BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1965.

1970

Started career in journalism at Thompson Press

Aroon Purie began his career in journalism in 1970. He at first worked as a Production Controller at Thompson Press. He is still serving to the press even though has recently handed his post to his son Ankoor Purie.

1975

Started India Today Group

After five years of his attachment with Thomson Press, he ran the India Today Group with an eponymous magazine in 1975. At the present time, this group is the India's most diversified media group with 32 magazines, 7 radio stations, 4 TV channels, 1 newspaper and so on.

2001

Received the Padma Bhushan Award

After serving for about 30 years as a journalist, Aroon Purie received the Padma Bhushan award for his contribution to Indian journalism in 2001. Padma Bhushan is the prestigious third highest civilian award provided by the government of India.

1988

Honored with the B.D. Ramnath Goenka Award

Aroon Purie was honored with the B.D. Goenka award for his excellence in Journalism in 1988. He received the award after working for 18 years as a journalist and after 13 years of starting of India Today Group.

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He started his career as Production Controller at Thomson Press in 1970. He has recently handed his position to his son Ankoor Purie. In 1975, he started the India Today Group with an eponymous magazine, where he worked as its publisher.

Aroon Purie is married to Rekha Purie and he has three children with his wife Rekha, among them 2 are daughters and one son. Aroon, of age 72 years, holds an Indian nationality and he belongs to an Indian ethnicity. As he is a widely renowned media person, he is supposed to have a high net worth however exact net worth couldn't be predicted.