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Dainik Jagran

Dainik Jagran was founded by Puran Chand Gupta in the year 1942 under the Jagran Group. Dainik Jagran is a daily Hindi newspaper with a total readership of 70 Million as per Indian Readership Survey (IRS) of 2017. It has a reach in over 15 cities in India and is one of the most prominent Hindi newspapers with high readership in states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. It is the flagship brand of the Dainik Jagran Group. The Jagran group publishes 10 newspapers and magazines from 38 different printing facilities across 13 states in 5 different languages.

Mr. Mahendra Mohan Gupta, son of Puran Chand Gupta is the Editorial director of Dainik Jagran and the Chairman and Managing Director of the company. He is also a former Member of the Parliament in the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of the Indian Parliament) representing the Samajwadi Party, a democratic socialist party based in Uttar Pradesh.

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Jagran Prakashan Ltd.


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Dainik Jagran is a daily Hindi newspaper which is managed and controlled by Jagran Prakashan Limited, a listed company. 60.63% share of Jagran Prakashan Limited is held by Jagran Media Network Investment Private Limited and the remaining 39.27% shares are traded in a stock market.

The Gupta family holds 100% share of Jagran Media Network Investment Private. Limited. The Shares of this company are divided among 20 members of the family and VRSM Enterprise Limited Liability Partnership (controlled by the family). The top 6 shareholders of the family are Dhirendra Mohan Gupta (11.22%), Shailendra Mohan Gupta (9.20%) Mahendra Mohan Gupta (9.14%), Devendra Mohan Gupta (8.17%), Sanjay Gupta (7.28%) and Sandeep Gupta (7.28%), the remaining 8.34 % shares are held by other members of the family.

Hence, the Gupta Family through Jagran Media Network Investment Private Limited owns 60.63% share of Jagran Prakashan Limited.

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39.27% of shares of the company are traded in the Bombay and National Stock Exchange of India.

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Puran Chandra Gupta

is the founder of Dainik Jagran (Daily Awakening) media group. He was a journalist who had single handedly started the nationalist weekly Hindi newspaper Swatantra (Independent) in Kanpur in 1940. Due to the disapproval by the British administration, he had to close the newspaper down. Later he shifted to Jhansi a city in Uttar Pradesh and started the daily newspaper Jagran in 1942. In 1947, he renamed the newspaper Dainik Jagran. He was an executive member of the Indian Newspaper Society for 15 years and also elected the Chairman of the Press Trust of India in 1975.

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Sanjay Gupta

is the Chief Editor of Dainik Jagran and the CEO of Jagran Group as well as a Director in the company. Besides, that he serves as a Director of other companies including Midday InfoMedia Limited, Spectrum Broadcast Holdings Private Limited, Suvi Info Management (Indore) Private Limited, MMI Online Limited, Crystal Sound and Music Private Limited, Naidunia Media Limited, Jagran Media Network Investment Private Limited, and the Indian Newspaper Society. He is also the Director of LLPs including Sanjay Dhruv Mohan Investment Consultants LLP, and Earthlife Essentials LLP. He is also the Board Member of Motilal Institute of Technology, Allahabad and Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Sanjay Gupta

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Mahendra Mohan Gupta

Apart from being the Chairman and Managing Director of Dainik Jagran he is also the Editorial Director. He plays a vital role in the company, as he is involved in all the key decisions made. He was actively involved in politics as he was a Rajya Sabha MP from the Samajwadi Party between 2006 and 2012. His brother Narendra Mohan Gupta was also a member of parliament (MP) in the Rajya Sabha nominated by the BJP. Mahendra Mohan Gupta was awarded the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award by All India National Unity Conference for Excellence in Hindi newspaper. In April 2019, he was awarded for Lifetime Contribution to Media at the All India Management Association Awards. He is also the Director of a few other companies including Jagran18 Publications Limited, BK Fincap Private Limited, Jagran Media Network Investment Private Limited, and Rave Moti Entertainment Private Limited.


Jagran Prakashan Limited

Jagran Building, 2, Sarvodaya Nagar

Kanpur – 208005

Tel: 0512-2216161



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Dainik Jagran is the flagship newspaper of the Jagran Prakashan Limited. It is a listed company and most data has been taken from the Annual report 2017-2018. The Ministry Corporate Affairs, (MCA) files were also used to understand the shareholding pattern in detail. The company was written to, by email on the 19th March 2019, and by courier on the 22nd March 2019, seeking clarification of the data collected, and details about missing data. There has been no response from the company so far.

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