The renowned English daily, The Times of India celebrates its 77th birthday. Being a bi-weekly newspaper to start off with, this has become one of the largest selling dailies according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Have a look at these facts about the most popular English daily on the eve of its birthday today!
The Times of India was founded in the year 1938, on the 3rd of November. It was during the reign of Mughal Bahadur Shah Zafar of Delhi that the newspaper was found.
The then secretary of Bombay Chamber of Commerce had been J.E Brennan who was the first editor of the newspaper.
The Times of India Delhi edition was launched in the year 1950.
Initially founded as Bombay Times, the newspaper got its name The Times Of India, under the editor Robert Knight.
The Times of India became a daily in 1850 when its shareholders decided to increase the share of the paper by making it available widely to a large number of people.
Under the ownership of Ramkrishna Dalmia, the newspaper was passed on to the hands of the Indians in the year 1946.
22Lakh copies of the paper is printed daily the World Class Printing Machine that prints 110,000 copies per hour.
For the leading daily, there was no lacking back in the Electronic Media too. The Times of India launched a 24 hour English News Channel, TIMES NOW, with the joint venture between Reuters and Times Group.
A lifestyle Tv channel is also owned by the company along with the zoom and a radio channel, Radio Mirchi which is available in Delhi, Mumbai and other cities of India.
We wish Times of India a very Happy Birthday as well as hope its success ahead along with keeping us duly updated with its daily news..!