Vijay Kumar Chopra
|Born||31 January 1932|
Lahore, British India
|Spouse(s)||Swadesh Chopra (25 August 1937 - 7 July 2015)|
|Children||2 sons: Avinash Chopra and Amit Chopra|
|Parent(s)||Lala Jagat Narain and Shanti Devi|
Vijay Kumar Chopra (born 31 January 1932, in Lahore) is the chief executive officer and editor in chief of the Punjab Kesari print news organisation. He is involved in social welfare work and has received a Padma Shri award (Literature & Education : 1990). In August 2009, he was elected by the Chairman of the Press Trust of India.
Chopra is a member of the Khatri clan of Punjabi origin and a follower of the Swami Dayanand (or Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement). He is the second child of Lala Jagat Narain and Shanti Devi. Lala Jagat Narain was killed in September 1981 by Khalistan supporters in Punjab, while his brother Romesh Chander was killed by Khalistan Supporters in Jalandhar in May 1984. Chopra has two sons, who both work in the family business.
In 1955, Chopra graduated from Doaba College, Jalandhar. In 1967, Chopra trained in the field of printing technology in Leipzig, Germany. In 1972, he underwent further training in the Thompson Foundation Newspaper Management Course in the United Kingdom.
Chopra is the chief editor and CEO of Punjab Kesari Group, a newspaper organisation. He publishes three vernacular papers: the Punjab Kesari (in Hindi); the Jagbani (in Punjabi); and the Hind Samachar (in Urdu). The Punjab Kesari Group has eight locations: Jalandhar, Patiala, Ambala, Palampur, Ludhiana, Panipat, Hisar, Jammu, and Mohali.
PM releases postage stamp on Freedom fighter Lala Jagat Narain Ji on 9 Sept 2013
PM releases postage stamp on Freedom fighter Lala Jagat Narain Chopra ji, the founder of Punjab Kesari Group, at 7 Race Course Road, New Delhi.
As a token of respect The P.M of India Manmohan singh released a postage stamp on the Freedom fighter Lala Jagat Narain Ji on 09-Sept-2013 Punjab kesari Zee News Times of India IBN live Economic Times