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Coordinates: 26°28′50″N 80°18′07″E / 26.48050°N 80.30200°E / 26.48050; 80.30200 Dainik Jagran is an Indian Hindi language daily newspaper. It is the largest read newspaper in India and the largest newspaper in India by circulation as per Audit Bureau of Circulations (India).[2]

Dainik Jagran
Dainik Jagran cover 03-28-10.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Language Hindi
Headquarters Jagran Building, 2, Sarvodya Nagar, Kanpur-208 005, India
Circulation 3,632,383 daily[1] (as of Jan − Jun 2016)
OCLC number 416871022

Dainik Jagran has now been the most read daily newspaper in India for the 25th consecutive time.[3] It has also been declared by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) as one of the most read newspapers in the world.[4] It was named the most credible newspaper source in India in a survey commissioned by BBC-Reuters.[Citation Needed]

The newspaper is owned by Jagran Prakashan Limited, a publishing house listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. Jagran Prakashan Limited also acquired Mid Day in 2010[5] and Naiduniya in 2012.[6]



The newspaper was first published in 1942 in Jhansi during the Indian freedom struggle (Quit India movement) by Shri Puran Chandra Gupta, JC Arya and Shri Gurudev Gupta a nationalist, to voice nationalistic sentiments. Their legacy was carried forward by literary stalwarts like Narendra Mohan who carried forward the paper's editorial legacy.

In 1947, a second edition made its appearance in Kanpur. In a succession of planned expansions, Rewa and Bhopal editions were added in 1953 and 1956. Gorakhpur was added in 1975, followed by Varanasi, Allahabad, Meerut, Agra, Aligarh and Bareilly in the 1980s, and finally Delhi in 1990. Dainik Jagran then ventured out into other states like Uttarakhand, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Punjab, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal. The group also started several educational initiatives at both the junior and senior levels.


On 23 November 2017 the Patna Edition of Dainik Jagran used a picture of veteran actor Dilip Kumar of Bollywood instead of southern cinema actor Dileep. On the first page of the newspaper it was mentioned that "Veteran Actor Dilip Kumar Accused In Kidnapping of a South Actress" along with the picture of the same. But in actuality the actor who was accused was an actor of south Indian movies (namely Dileep) and the same (south Indian actor) was mentioned on the 13th page. But the paper used the name and picture of the former on the front page. Till date Dainik Jagran has not apologised officially.

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