Born in Kolkata, Jay moved to Delhi in 1996 and over the years, honed his investigative reportage such that it impacted a number of policy decisions. Currently with The Indian Express, he is part of the global investigations team looking into the Panama and Paradise Papers. In 2005, he exposed the local extinction of tigers in Sariska during his first stint with The Indian Express. Jay has worked with the Amrita Bazar Patrika (Kolkata) and The Sunday Observer (New Delhi). He has been awarded with the Prem Bhatia award, the Commonwealth Press Union prize, and the ACJ Award for investigative journalism.