Minhaz Merchant is the biographer of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the later industrialist Aditya Birla and Larsen & Toubro chairman A.M. Naik. He founded the pioneering media firm Sterling Newspapers Pvt. Ltd. which was later acquired by the Indian Express Group.
Minhaz has founded and launched 10 magazines – Gentleman, GFQ, TV and Video World, Technocrat, Business Computer, Mega City, Business Barons, Banking & Finance, elan and Innovate – and written eight books.
A widely published newspaper columinist and television commentator, Minhaz’s book, The New Clash of Civilizations: How the Contest Between America, China, India and Islam will Shape Our Century, was published to wide acclaim.
Minhaz studied in Cathedral School, Mumbai, West Buckland School, England and St. Xaviers College, Bombay University. He is the recipient of the Lady Jeejeebhoy scholarship for physics.
Minhaz has appeared on numerous television news programmes on India Today TV, TimesNow and NDTV. His YouTube channel features a regular current affairs show Head-on with Minhaz Merchant.