- Jagran Prakashan Ltd
|Whole Time Director & CFO||Sanjay Gupta|
|Whole-time Director||Dhirendra Mohan Gupta|
|Whole-time Director||Sunil Gupta|
|Whole-time Director||Shailesh Gupta|
|Director||Devendra Mohan Gupta|
|Director||Rajendra Kumar Jhunjhunwala|
|Director||Shailendra Mohan Gupta|
|Director||Shashidhar Narain Sinha|
|Company Secretary||Amit Jaiswal|
|Whole-time Director||Satish Chandra Mishra|
|Independent Director||Anita Nayyar|
|Independent Director||Jayant Davar|
|Independent Director||Ravi Sardana|
|Chairman & Managing Director||Mahendra Mohan Gupta|
|Additional Director||Vikram Sakhuja|
Jagran Prakashan Limited (JPL), a publisher company was born in 18th July of the year 1975 as a private limited under the name of Jagran Prakashan Private Limited. JPLs birth was the pet project of the Indian freedom fighter Late Shri Puran Chandra Gupta. The Company is engaging in printing and publishing of newspapers, magazines, journals and media related businesses.
The Company had acquired the publication rights of Dainik Jagran, Kanpur, Dainik Jagran, Gorakhpur, Daily Action, Kanpur and a monthly magazine Kanchan Prabha, Kanpur. The plant and machinery required for publication of newspapers and magazines were also acquired by the way of a lease agreement in the year 1975. During the year 1979, JPL had launched the Lucknow edition of Dainik Jagran and in the year 1986, launched the Agra edition of the same. The name of the company was changed for the first time from Jagran Prakashan Private Limited to Jagran Prakashan Limited with effect from 1st April of the year 1989. For the various purpose, the compan6y had launched its website under the name of www.jagran.com in the year 1997. During March of the year 2000, the company had executed the separate business purchase agreements with Jagran Prakashan (Delhi) Private Limited (JPDPL), Jagran Prakashan (Varanasi) Private Limited (JPVPL), Rohilkhand Publications Private Limited (RPPL) and also in the same year acquired the entire undertakings (including all the assets and liabilities) on a lock, stock and barrel basis for publication of Dainik Jagran at various centres.
In the year 2001, JPL had launched the Aligarh edition of Dainik Jagran. During the year 2002, by a scheme of amalgamation between JPDPL, JPVPL, RPPL and company, sanctioned by the High Court of Allahabad, vide its order dated 1st June of the year 2002, the whole of the undertakings of each of JPDPL, JPVPL and RPPL were transferred to and vested in company. Since JPDPL, JPVPL and RPPL were became wholly owned subsidiaries of the company. In the same year of 2002, Dainik Jagran declared as Indias largest read daily newspaper. JPL had launched the Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Panipat and Bhagalpur editions of Dainik Jagran in the year 2003. Followed by, in the year 2004, again the company had made its foot print in the Ludhiana and Haldwani by the way of new editions of Dainik Jagran launched in the same places. Also in the same year the company had started Jagran Solutions, division offering outdoor advertising and event management services.
The name of the company was changed from Jagran Prakashan Limited to Jagran Prakashan Private Limited with effect from 5th October of the year 2004. In fiscal 2005, JPL had acquired the research business of Jagran Research Centre, a partnership firm for consideration of Rs 1.53 million. For the purpose of printing and publishing our newspaper Dainik Jagran in Indore and, subsequently, from other places in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh, the company had incorporated Jagran Prakashan (MPC) in September of the year 2005. Also the Jagran Prakashan (MPC) Pvt Ltd had launched short code services (SMS and IVR/ASR). The Company tested its e-paper. The Companys name was again reconverted from Jagran Prakashan Private Limited to Jagran Prakashan Limited with effect from 23rd November of the year 2005. Launched the Muzaffarpur, Jammu and Dharamshala editions of Dainik Jagran in the identical year of 2005. The Company had launched a new infotainment newspaper, called City Plus in September of the year 2006 and in December, launched I-next, its compact daily.
During the year 2007, the company jointly with Yahoo India, launched the new co-branded Hindi news and current affairs Internet property. In December of the same year 2007, JPL made a 50:50 joint venture with Network18 for the business of print space.
During 2009-2010, the company announched the merger of newspaper business of Mid-Day Multimedia Limited WITH ITSELF. In 2011, The company launched a Urdu News paper by the name Inquilab and also a punjabi Newspaper by the name Punjabi Jagran.
During 2012, the company acquired Suvi Info Management (Indore) Private Limited.
During 2014, the company proposed to acquire Music Broadcast Private Limited Indias Leading Radio Network.