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Amar Ujala

Amar Ujala is a daily Hindi newspaper which was founded in Agra in the year 1948 by Murari Singh Maheshwari and Dori Singh Agarwal. Amar Ujala is the third most read Hindi newspaper as well as the third most read newspaper across langages in India with a readership of 46.09 million according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2017.The newspaper has 20 editions in 7 states and 1 Union Territory. It covers states like Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh. Nowadays the newspaper is owned by the descendants of its founder, the Maheshwari family.

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Amar Ujala Publications


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Amarujala newspaper is 100% controlled by Amar Ujala Publications Limited. Rajul Maheshwari and Sneh Lata Maheswari own each 27.27% sharein Amar Ujala Publications Limited whereas Tanmay and Varun Maheshwari each own 0.72% share in the company. Therefore a total of 55.98% shares are held by Maheshwari family directly in Amar Ujala Publications Limited.

The remaining 44.02% share of the company is held by Antarctica Finvest Private Limited.
Rajul Maheshwari again owns 49.91 % share of Antarctica Finvest Private Limited, Snel Lata Maheswari owns 33.33% share of Antarctica Finvest Private Limited and Tanmay Maheshwari ownes 16.74% share of the company

Through Antarctica Finvest Private Limited Rajul Maheshwari owns 22% shares, Snel Lata Maheswari owns 14.6% shares and Tanmay Maheshwari owns 7.3% shares in Amar Ujala Publications Limited

Hence, the Maheshwari family is the sole beneficiary of Amar Ujala Publications Limited and controls 100% share of the company.

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Murari Lal Maheshwari and Dori Lal Agarwal

founded Amar Ujala in 1948.

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Rajul Maheswari

is a Managing Director of Amar Ujala Publication Limited. He has more than 25 years of experience in the newspaper industry. Currently he is a member of the executive council of the Indian Newspaper Society. His educational background includes a bachelor degree in commerce from the University of Delhi. Rajul Maheshwari is also the Director of True Value Media Private Limited, Northern India Media Private Limited, Amar Ujala Printing Services Private Limited, A and M Publications Limited, Steren Impex Private Limited, Help-Line Securities Private Limited, Kadambari Capfinlease Private Limited, Adheesth Holdings Private Limited, Amar Ujala Web Services Private Limited, Arohan Academy of Skill Development Private Limited and Impressions Printing and Packaging Limited.

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Rahul Khare

is the Chairman of Amar Ujala Publications Limited. He is a law Graduate and a member of the Bar Council of Delhi. Khare is the non-executive, non-independent Director of Amar Ujala since 25 September 2010.


Amar Ujala Publications Limited

C-21, Sector-59, Noida, UP-201301

Tel: 0120-4694000



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Amar Ujala Publication Limited is an unlisted company, which means there is not much information of the company available. Information of management structures are retrieved from the company’s website and the financial information of the company is retrieved from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. An email and a courier comprising a request for information were sent to the company on the 1st February 2019. There has been no response yet.

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