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The Agarwal Family

The Agarwal Family

Agarwal family owns 69.82% share of D.B corporation Limited, the company that publishes Danik Bhaskar, a Hindi daily newspaper through individual shares as well as through other companies. Ramesh Chandra Agarwal the head of the family was born on 30 November 1944 in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. He graduated from Bhopal University with a Masters in Political Science. He founded Dainik Bhaskar in 1958. He was the Chairman of DB Corp Limited since its inception and also the Chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – Madhya Pradesh. He was the recipient of Rajeev Gandhi Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. He was ranked 95th on the Forbes list of India's Richest in 2012. After his death in 2017, the company’s ownership shifted to his three sons Sudhir Agarwal, Girish Agarwal and Pawan Agarwal.

Sudhir Agarwal, the son of Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, is the Managing Director of D.B Corporation Limited. He is a Science Graduate from the Bhopal University, from the state of Madhya Pradesh. He is also the Director in other Private Limited Companies and LLP’s. These companies include ones in power sector, real estate, energy, printing and publishing, mining, hospitality, media and entertainment.

Girish Agarwal, another son of Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, is on the Board of Directors of DB corporation since1995. A Commerce Graduate from the Barkatullah University in Bhiopal, he today heads the Marketing and Operations of the Group. He is also the member of Indian News Service and chairman of INS Madhya Pradesh. He has received multiple awards including “The Entrepreneur of the Year” award by Ernst and Young in 2006, “Outstanding Entrepreneur” at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards, among others.

Pawan Agarwal, brother of Girish Agarwal and Sudhir Agarwal, is on the Board of Directors of DB corporation Limited since 2005. He is the Head of Production and Information Technology Department of the Group along with radio and digital portals. An Industrial Engineering Graduate from Purdue University USA, Pawan Agarwal has been awarded for his role in promoting regional language habits among Indian readers by the Indian Language Newspaper Association in 2007 presented to him by the Indian Prime Minister. He was also named by Enterprise Asia as one of the outstanding entrepreneurs of Asia-Pacific in 2010.

The family also owns, through DB Corporation Limited, 5 other newspapers, 10 Periodicals,30 radio stations in 7 States, 9 Digital Portals and 4 Mobile Apps. The family members are in business of Real-estate, e-commerce, mining, power, hospitality etc.

Media Companies / Groups
Media Outlets


Real Estate

D.B corporation Limited (100%),


D.B Corporation Limited (100%)

Printing and Publishing

D.B corporation Limited (100%)


Shashawat Homes LLP


Delight Minings Private Limited

Food Processing

Regency Agro Product Limited


Writers and Publishers Private Limtied


DB Power (Madhya Pradesh) Limited

Wholesale trade

Agarwal Vision LLP

Oil and gas extraction

Vista Natural Resources Private Limited


Bhaskar Publications & Allied Industries Pvt Ltd

Production and distribution of electricity

Dolby Mining & Power Private Limited


Deligent Hotel Corporation Private Limited


I Media Corp Limited

Financial inter-mediation

Bhaskar Industries Private Limited


New Era Publications Private Limited

Manufacturer of Non-metallic mineral products

Sharda Solvent Limited

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