Dainik Bhaskar Group Chairman Shri Ramesh Chandra Agrawal passes away at Ahmedabad airport on Wednesday morning due to heart attack. He had reached Ahmedabad at 11 AM on Wednesday morning but got a heart stroke as soon as he landed from his Delhi flight. Though he was immediately rushed to the hospital, he couldn't be saved. Let's have a few glimpses of Rameshji's life, education, ventures and achievements.
Rameshji was born on 30 November 1944 at Jhansi, where he studied till Higher Secondary. In 1956, he relocated to Bhopal with his father and pursued a degree in Political Science from the Bhopal University.
He was awarded the Rajeev Gandhi Lifetime Achievement Award. India Today recognised Rameshji as one of India's Top 50 Powerful People in the years 2003, 2006 and 2007. In 2012 Forbes listed him on the 95th number in the list of India's Richest People.
Under the leadership of Rameshji, the group started Dainik Bhaskar in Hindi, Divya Bhaskar in Gujarati, DNA and DB Post in English, and Divya Marathi in Marathi. Other than these newspapers, the group also gave prosperous radio channel MyFM and media channel DB Digital. He made Dainik Bhaskar, which was started 59 years ago, the world's 4th largest circulated daily newspaper.It is also India's No. 1 newspaper.
Many celebrities and big personalities have expressed their condolences at the passing away of Mr. Agrawal. This list includes India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, chief minister of different states including Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Vasundhara Raje, etc.