Ayaz Memon is a very renowned journalist who has written bountifully on sports, politics and cinema. Ayaz Memon is a lawyer by profession and a journalist by passion and has written abundantly for about 32 years. Ayaz was born on 22 November 1951 in Bridgeport City, Connecticut, USA. His father was a lawyer, but Ayaz did not choose to work on the footsteps of his father and developed a passion for journalism. Ayaz did his graduation in the field of economics and law from Bombay University. He started his journalism career in the law school itself when he grabbed the chance of journalism for a Sportsweek magazine. Ayaz has an acclaimed reputation in the field of journalism as he edited some prominent newspapers like Bombay Times, DNA.
He was also a sports editor of The Times of India and The Independent. Ayaz in his 33 years of career written extensively on cricket and covered 250 Test matches and 300 One Day International all over the world. Ayaz is all passionate about sports and covered around 8 Cricket World Cups, a football world cup, Olympics, Wimbledon, Commonwealth games and Asian games. Other than journalism Ayaz Memon loves shopping, sketching and taking hot air balloon rides. Ayaz loves watching movies, and his favourite movie includes The prestige and Der Untergang. Apart from journalism, he also did commentary for a couple of One-day internationals and Premier leagues. Currently, Ayaz works as a column writer at the India’s one of the largest business newspaper Mint.
Ayaz is also a columnist for Deccan Chronicle and Times of India. Recently Ayaz had a column praising the rising star of Indian cricket, Pranav Dhanavade, who scored 1000+ runs in a single innings in an officially recognized match.