|A VISIONARY BEYONDBOUNDARIES|
“One should always open forlife’s experiences, sorrow,happy moments and all type ofpeoples. That’s what it make alife much more mature”, he says.
Mr. Shyam Agarwal, a successfulOwner, Editor and head of thedaily newspaper group lives dayby day with this saying.
Born on 10th October 1948 inHaryana but brought up in Pune,he is an Ex-Wadian student. Froma very young age ‘Interaction’was his strong character. Fromyoung age till this date, he isan ardent reader and writer.These two credentials triggeredhis responses to start the 1sthindi weekly in Pune namedRAVIWAR KA ANAND in 1971.
Though he had no formaleducation in journalism, but heacquired the skill only throughconsistent reading, writing andfrom life’s varied experiences.
Without any economical supporthe ventured in journalism with agut instinct and a capital ofpassion. After successful 8years RAVIWAR KA ANAND wasupgraded to an impacting Dailycalled AAJ KA ANAND in 1979.Till that time only a handfulhindi language newspapers werepublished in Maharashtra, mostof them belonged to big businesshouses and were merelysupplementary of their mainpublication.
AAJ KA ANAND is the first andonly Hindi daily published fromPune since last 44 years. Fromthe very beginning Mr.ShyamAgarwal strived to givesomething different in AAJ KAANAND. By his vision alone AAJKA ANAND publication group gotits own identity.
To throw bunch of news towardsreaders is the easiest formulafor any daily but from the veryfirst day Mr. ShyamAgarwal wasinsistive to give readers morethan news, which would benewsworthy, at the same timeinteresting and informative. Healways believed that newspapersare the mirror of the societyand their aim should be toeducate the masses. AAJ KA ANANDgroup follows these principlesrigorously.
The contents of Daily AAJ KAANAND are very unique. Fiftypercent main stream newscontents and fifty percent lifestyle related readable contentsthat include, Health, Fashion,Personality development, Jobguidance, Astrology,Spirituality and much more…
AAJ KA ANAND is no doubt today asuccess story but because ofhim, his dedication, hard work, passion, conviction and visionhe got the desired results.Today the circulation ofAajKaAnand is 2.5 Lac copiesdaily and two editions areprinted which are Pune andMumbai edition. AajKaAnand isthe main source of local newsfor people migrating from Hindispeaking states like Bihar,Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh,Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab,Delhi etc.
Mr. ShyamAgarwal’s forte hasjust not terminated with AAJ KAANAND, but he extended hisawareness roots by publishing aMarathi Daily called SANDHYANAND.A brain child of Mr.ShyamAgarwal, SANDHYANAND isentertaining marathi readers forlast 22 years. The entire formatof SANDHYANAND is unique andreader oriented. The sale graphof SANDHYANAND is selfexplanatory. SANDHYANAND has awide circulation of 4.5 Laccopies and increasing every day.It is circulated all overMaharashtra with a majorcirculation in Pune and Mumbai.This is perhaps only daily whichis printed in Pune and sold overa Lac copies in Mumbai.
Though the cost of both (Rs. 6Each) makes AAJ KA ANAND andSANDHYANAND and ‘Life365’muchmore expensive than othernewspapers, but because of widerange of news, informative,knowledgeable articles anddifferent format, these bothnewspapers got wide readersbase.
Apart from daily AajKaAnand anddaily Sandhyanand, Mr.ShyamAgarwal has also Nowpublishing a English Daily named‘LIFE 365’ since last threeyears. English Daily ‘Life 365’has a circulation of one laccopies every day. Mr. ShyamAgarwal has also been sociallyactive. He had beenVice-President of the thenactive Press Club of Pune. He isa Honorary Trustee of the PunePatrakar Prathisthan also.