THE INDIAN EXPRESS is an English-language Indian daily newspaper. It
is published in
Indian Express Group . In 1999, eight years
after the group's founder
Ramnath Goenka 's death in 1991, the group
was split between the family members. The southern editions taking the
The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express , while the northern editions, based in
Mumbai , retaining the original Indian Express name, with "The"
prefixed to the title.
The Indian Express
The Indian Express is published at ten locations—
Delhi , Jaipur,
* 1 History of the
Indian Express Group
* 2 Expansion
* 3 Headquarters
* 4 Awards
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 External links
HISTORY OF THE INDIAN EXPRESS GROUP
In 1931, the Indian Express was started by an Ayurvedic doctor, P.
Varadarajulu Naidu , at
Chennai , being published by his "Tamil Nadu"
press . Soon under financial difficulties, he sold the newspaper to
Swaminathan Sadanand , the founder of
The Free Press Journal , a
national news agency .
The Indian Express
The Indian Express opened its second office in
launching the Tamil edition,
Dinamani . Sadanand introduced several
innovations and reduced the price of the newspaper. Faced with
financial difficulties, he sold a part of his stake to Ramanath Goenka
as convertible debentures . In 1935, when The Free Press Journal
finally collapsed, and after a protracted court battle with Goenka,
Sadanand lost ownership of Indian Express.
Later Goenka bought the remaining 26% of the company held by
Sadanand. The newspaper then came under Goenka's sole control, taking
the already anti-establishment tone of the paper to greater heights.
Also at that time, it faced stiff competition from the well
The Hindu and the Mail, as well as several other prominent
newspapers. In the late 1930s the newspaper's circulation was no more
In 1939 Goenka bought
Andhra Prabha , another prominent Telugu daily
newspaper. The name
Three Musketeers was often used for the three
dailies. In 1940 the whole premises was gutted by fire.
The Hindu , a
rival newspaper, helped considerably in re-launching the paper, by
getting it printed temporarily at one of its Swadesimithran’s press
and later offering its recently vacated premises at 2, Mount Road,
which became the landmark Express Estates. This relocation also helped
the Express obtain better high speed printing machines. Some claimed
the Goenka had deliberately set fire to escape financial
In later years Goenka started the
Mumbai edition with the landmark
Express Towers as his office when he bought the Morning Standard in
1944. Two years later it became the
Mumbai edition of The Indian
Express. Later, editions were started in several cities; the Madurai
edition in 1957, the
Bangalore edition in 1965, and the Ahmedabad
edition in 1968. The Financial Express was launched in 1961 at Mumbai,
Kannada Prabha (
Kannada Daily) at
Bangalore in 1965 and a Bangalore
edition of the Telugu Daily Andhra Prabha, and Gujarati dailies Lok
Satta and Jansatta, from
Vadodara in 1952.
Delhi edition started was when the Tej group's Indian News
Chronicle was acquired in 1951, which in 1953 became the
of Indian Express. In 1990 the group bought the Sterling group of
magazines, along with it the Gentleman magazine.
After Ramanath Goenka’s demise in 1991, two of the family members
split the group into Indian Express
Mumbai with all the North Indian
editions, while the Southern editions were grouped as Express Madurai
Chennai as headquarters.
The Express Group has a Mumbai-headquartered division, which should
not be confused with Express Publications
Madurai , which has a South
Indian chain of newspapers, including