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Abhijit Pawar

Abhijit Pawar

Abhijit Pawar is the Managing Director of the Sakal Media Group. The group has diversified interests in media business, education, community network and philanthropy. The Media sector operates a number of newspapers and magazines, a News Television channel and also publishes books. Abhijit Pawar is also the Chairman and founder of the Delivering Change Foundation which is an independent organization working with public and non-public sector in addressing social issues. He has also founded The Tanishka Foundation, Young Inspirators Network and Global Inspirators Network. He has also guided the works of the Sakal International Learning Centre which focuses on skill development. Apart from his role in Sakal Media Group he is on the board of several national and international organizations. He is an Executive Member of the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), a member of Executive Committee of the Indian Newspaper Society and a board member of the Global Young Presidents Organization as well as member of the Board of Trustees of the NM Wadia Institute of Cardiology. He is the Chairman of Pune School for Blind and also heads Sakal Foundation. Abhijit Pawar is the nephew of Nationalist Congress Party President, Sharad Pawar.

Media Companies / Groups
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APG Learning


Mrunalini Agro Farms LLP

Other business activities

Bhordi Agro Farms Private Limited

Iron and steel manufacture

United Metachem Private Limited


Abja Developers Private Limited

Financial services

PP Holdings Private Limited

Insurance pension funding

Simaces Insurance Brokers Private Limited

Software publishing

Abhijit Pawar Media Limited

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Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Pratap Pawar

Abhijit’s father, is the Chairman of Sakal Media Group. He has an Engineering Degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS- Pilani). Pratap Pawar is the younger brother of Sharad Pawar, Indian politician and the President of the Nationalist Congress Party. He has been a board of the Sakal Group since 1985. He was awarded with Padma Shri which is the fourth-highest civilian award by the Government of India. He is a former President of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce and first President of Federation Chambers and Associations all over Maharashtra. Pratap Pawar was also been President of the Independent Newspaper Society and President of language Newspaper Associations. He was also nominated for the Press Council of India and he was appointed on the Board of Directors of World Association of Newspapers. Pratap Pawar was also a chairman of Ajay Metachem Group of Industries and Director of Boards of various companies such as Force Motor, Finolex Cables Ltd., Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. and Bhart Forge Ltd. He is also on board of director of the Pan Gulf Group Limited. He is also associated with number of social educational institutions.

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The information on the management and the outlet is collected from the company website. The financial information of the outlet is not available. Annual filing of the company and director’s information were collected from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Since Sakal Media Group is not a legal entity the ownership structure is based on the Sakal Papers Private Limited. The financial information of the company takes into account the foreign exchange rate i.e, USD 65.22 prevalent in March 2019. An email on the 19th March 2019 and a courier on the 18th May 2019 was sent to the company seeking verification of the data regarding the company. There has been no response from the company yet.

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