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Girish Agarwal

Girish Agarwal

Promoter Director – Dainik Bhaskar Group

Girish Agarwaal is the Promoter Director of Dainik Bhaskar group and has been on the Board since October 1990. He has approximately 29 years of experience in the publishing business and has been with the organization for same number of years. He heads the marketing and related operations. He is also an active member of Indian Newspaper Society (INS). He holds the distinction of being the youngest chairman of INS for Madhya Pradesh region. He has also been awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year, for the year 2006 in the Media & Entertainment category by Ernst & Young. Further, he is also award recipient for "Outstanding Entrepreneur" in APEA (Asia Pacific Entrepreneur awards).

Dainik Bhaskar today is the 3rd largest circulated newspaper  in the World. The 1st and 2nd ranks are with the Japanese newspaper. And Dainik Bhaskar group is also India’s largest circulated newspaper group.

The launch story of ‘Dainik Divya Marathi’, Marathi language Newspaper of the group has been presented as a case study by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore and was featured in the Harvard Business Review (HBR). Similarly, launch story of Gujarat (2003) became a subject of case study at the IIM, Ahmedabad.

Mr. Agarwaal is Managing Director of DB Power Ltd and has been spearheading its 1200 MW thermal power plant at Chhattisgarh which won the recognition from Government of India.