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Vijay Kumar
Personal details
Born (1932-01-31) 31 January 1932 (age 92)
Lahore, British India
SpouseSwadesh Chopra (25 August 1937 - 7 July 2015)
Children2 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.[1]


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,[2] while his brother Romesh Chander was killed by Khalistan Supporters in Jalandhar in May 1984.[3] Chopra has two sons, who both work in the family business.


In 1955, Chopra graduated from Doaba College, Jalandhar.[citation needed] 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.

Punjab Kesari header with the photos of Late founders Lala Jagat Narain (father) & Romesh Chander (elder brother)


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.


Curriculum Vitae


  1. ^ "V K Chopra of Hind Samachar elected as PTI Chairman". The Hindu. 27 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Ex-minister of Punjab and MP Lala Jagat Narain shot dead by assailants".
  3. ^ "Khalistan Commando Force militant and associate of Bhinderwale arrested: Delhi Police". The Economic Times.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards". Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012.

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