Education Barkatullah University
Name Ramesh Agarwal
|Website Ramesh Chandra Agarwal|
|Occupation Chairman of D B Corp Ltd.|
Children Girish Agarwal Sudhir Agarwal Pawan Agarwal
Ramesh Chandra Agarwal
Ramesh Chandra Agarwal (30 November 1944 – 12 April 2017) was a media proprietor and founder-chairman of the Dainik Bhaskar group of newspapers that has a presence in 14 states of India with 62 editions and has an estimated readership of over 15 million. He started Dainik Bhaskar newspaper at Bhopal in 1958. In 1983 he launched the Indore edition and in 1996 it was produced in Rajasthan. He was on the board of D.B. Corp Limited from its inception.
Early life and education
Ramesh Chandra Agarwal was born on 30 November 1944 in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh and was the son of Seth Dwarka Prasad Agarwal, who ran a book business in Jhansi. In 1956 he came to Bhopal with his father and laid the foundation of Dainik Bhaskar in 1958. He held a post-graduate degree (Master’s in Arts) in Political Science from Bhopal University, Bhopal.
Agarwal was engaged in the running of the Dainik Bhaskar organization for over four decades. Daily News and Analysis (DNA), with Subhash Chandra of the Essel Group, was his first step into English-language publications and DB Post was his second.
He was also the Chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry - Madhya Pradesh. He had been awarded the Rajeev Gandhi Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. He was awarded within 50 most powerful Business houses by India Today Magazine in 2003, 2006 and 2007
He was ranked 95 on the Forbes list of India's Richest in 2012.
He has three sons actively involved in his business, and also a daughter.
Agarwal died at Ahmedabad Airport after a cardiac arrest on 12 April 2017. He was cremated on the next day at Bhadbhada Shmashana, in Bhopal.