Minhaz Merchant is the biographer of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the late 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.