Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, chairman of Dainik Bhaskar Group, dies at 72
The Chairman of Dainik Bhaskar Group, Ramesh Agarwal passed away on Wednesday after a cardiac arrest. Agarwal was admitted to Apollo hospital in Ahmedabad where he took his last breath. A father of three, Ramesh Agarwal led the Dainik Bhaskar group for more than four decades. He was ranked at the 95th spot in Forbes list of richest Indians in 2012. He was unwell for last few days and according to dainikbhaskar.com, was taken to Ahmedabad this morning. He left from Delhi at 9:20 pm and reached Ahmedabad at 11 am.
He got a heart-attack at the airport and even though doctors tried their best, they couldn’t save him. Many leading political leaders sent their condolences through Twitter. BJP President Amit Shah said, “Extremely saddened by the sudden demise of Shri Ramesh Chandra Agarwal ji. His passing away is a big loss to journalism and Indian media.” In his another tweet he gave condolences to Agarwal’s family. “My deepest condolences to his family and the entire Dainik Bhaskar Group. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti,” he added.
Agarwal was an active face in India’s journalism scene. He was honoured with the Rajeev Gandhi Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism and was also the Chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Madhya Pradesh. The Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje posted a tweet saying, “Ramesh ji shall be always remembered for his invaluable contributions to the world of Media & Journalism. May his soul rest in peace.”