Famous Editors from India

List of notable or famous editors from India, with bios and photos, including the top editors born in India and even some popular editors who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian editors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These editors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known editor from India is included when available.

Zafarul Islam Khan and Fareed Zakaria are included on this list.

This historic editors from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian editors of note?" and "Who are the most famous editors from India?" These prominent editors of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian editors.

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  • Anup Kutty

    Anup Kutty is an Indian journalist and musician. He was the editor of Maxim magazine - India, which is the Indian version of the world's largest selling men's magazine from July 2006 to August 2009. At 27, he became the youngest Maxim editor in the world. He is credited for being part of Maxim '​s controversial launch in India following it up with sensational covers featuring India's most glamorous stars such as Freida Pinto, Katrina Kaif, Malaika Arora Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Gul Panag, Nandana Sen, Mandira Bedi and Yana Gupta. He also plays electric guitar for the Indian rock band menwhopause.
    • Age: 44
  • Aroon Purie (born 1944) is an Indian businessman, and the founder-publisher and former editor-in-chief of India Today and former chief executive of the India Today Group. He is the managing director of Thomson Press (India) Limited and the chairman and managing director of TV Today. He was also the editor-in-chief of Reader's Digest India. In October 2017, he passed control of the India Today Group to his daughter, Kallie Purie.
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
  • Arun Shourie
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    Arun Shourie (born 2 November 1941) is an Indian economist, journalist, author and politician. He has worked as an economist with the World Bank, a consultant to the Planning Commission of India, editor of the Indian Express and The Times of India and a Minister of Communications and Information Technology in the Vajpayee Ministry (1998–2004). He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982 and the Padma Bhushan in 1990.
    • Age: 81
    • Birthplace: Jalandhar, India
  • Bal Keshav Thackeray (also known as Balasaheb Thackeray; Marathi pronunciation: [ʈʰaːkəɾeː]; 23 January 1926 – 17 November 2012) was an Indian politician who founded the Shiv Sena, a right-wing pro-Marathi and Hindu nationalist party active mainly in the state of Maharashtra. Thackeray began his professional career as a cartoonist with the English-language daily The Free Press Journal in Mumbai, but he left the paper in 1960 to form his own political weekly, Marmik. His political philosophy was largely shaped by his father Keshav Sitaram Thackeray, a leading figure in the Samyukta Maharashtra (United Maharashtra) movement, which advocated the creation of a separate linguistic state for Marathi speakers. Through Marmik, Bal Thackeray campaigned against the growing influence of non-Marathis in Mumbai. In 1966, Thackeray formed the Shiv Sena party to advocate for the interests of Maharashtrians in Mumbai's political and professional landscape, and against certain segments of Mumbai's Muslim population.He had a large political influence in the state, especially in Mumbai; the Shiv Sena frequently used violent means against its detractors. A government inquiry found that Thackeray and Chief Minister Manohar Joshi incited members of the Shiv Sena to commit violence against Muslims during the 1992–1993 Bombay riots.In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Thackeray built the Shiv Sena by forming temporary alliances with nearly all of state's political parties. Thackeray was also the founder of the Marathi-language newspaper Saamana. After the riots of 1992-93, he and his party took a Hindutva stance. In 1999, Thackeray was banned from voting and contesting in any election for six years on the recommendations of the Election Commission for indulging in seeking votes in the name of religion. Thackeray was arrested multiple times and spent a brief stint in prison, but he never faced any major legal repercussions for his actions. Upon his death, he was accorded a state funeral, at which a large number of mourners were present. Thackeray did not hold any official positions, and he was never formally elected as the leader of his party.
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1926-2012)
    • Birthplace: Pune, India
  • Barkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist and author working with Tiranga TV. She was part of NDTV's team for 21 years, until she left the channel in January 2017. Barkha emerged as a prominent figure after her frontline war reporting on the Kargil Conflict between India & Pakistan in 1999. Dutt has won many national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. Dutt was one of the journalists taped in the Radia tapes controversy. At NDTV, Dutt was the host of the weekly, award-winning talk-show We The People as well as the daily prime-time show The Buck Stops Here.
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
  • Bobby Ghosh
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    Aparisim "Bobby" Ghosh is an Indian-born American journalist and commentator. He is a columnist and member of the editorial board at Bloomberg Opinion.Starting in 2016, Ghosh was editor-in-chief of the Hindustan Times. He was previously managing editor of the business news website Quartz and TIME Magazine's World Editor. He is an American national and was the first immigrant to be named World Editor in TIME's more than 80 years. He has previously been TIME's Baghdad bureau chief, and one of the longest-serving correspondents in Iraq. He has written stories from other conflict areas, like Palestine and Kashmir. He has also worked for Time Asia and Time Europe and has covered subjects as varied as technology and football (like his very famous article about Lionel Messi), business and social trends. He started his career as journalist with Deccan Chronicle, a popular English daily, at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. His Baghdad journalism has included profiles of suicide bombers and other terrorists, stories about extraordinary Iraqis and also political figures. Author of provocative Time magazine article related to the cover "Is America Islamophobic?" mildly titled "Does America Have a Muslim Problem?" when US attention to the building of a mosque near Ground Zero led the news. He has postulated that to a believing Muslim, the perception may be that 'burning the Koran is much worse than burning the Bible, because the koran is directly from God, while the Bible isn't.'