Shobhana Bhartia

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Shobhana Bhartia (born 1957) is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times group, one of India's leading newspaper and media houses. She has also recently taken charge as the Pro Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.She looks after editorial as well as financial aspects, and is credited with raising Rs. 400 crore through a public equity launch of the HT Media group in September 2005. The name is sometimes written Shobhana Bharatiya or Bhartiya, butthe preferred spelling is Bhartia.


Shobhana is the daughter of the industrialist KK Birla, and granddaughter of GD Birla, one of the Birla family patriarchs. The KK Birla family owned75.36 per cent stake in HT Media, valued at Rs 834 crore in 2004

She is a graduate of Calcutta University, Chairman of the Rs. 14-billion Pharma firmJubilant Organosys Limited (a spinoff from the earlier chemicalsventure Vam Organics). Shyam Sunder Bhartia is son of Late Mohan Lal Bhartia. Their son Shamit Bhartia is also a Directorat the HT Media group, and also looks after lifestyle businesses such as theDomino's Pizza franchise and also convenience store chainMonday to Sunday in Bangalore.

Media career

When Shobhana joined Hindustan Times in 1986, she was...
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