Dainik Jagran

Coordinates: 26°28′50″N 80°18′07″E / 26.48050°N 80.30200°E / 26.48050; 80.30200Dainik Jagran (Daily Awakening) is an Indian Hindi language daily newspaper. It is ranked 5th in the world and 2nd in India by circulation.[3] In 2019 Quarter 4, according to Indian Readership Survey, Dainik Jagran reported a total readership of 6.86 crore (68.6 million) and was the top publication.[4] It is owned by Jagran Prakashan Limited, a publishing house listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.

Dainik Jagran
Dainik Jagran cover 03-28-10.jpg
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Jagran Prakashan Limited
Founded1942; 79 years ago (1942)[1]
Political alignmentRight-wing
HeadquartersJagran Building, 2, Sarvodya Nagar, Kanpur-208 005, Uttar Pradesh, India
Circulation34 lakh (3.4 million) daily[2] (as of July–December 2018)
OCLC number416871022

History & EditionsEdit

Dainik Jagran was founded during British Raj and India's struggle for freedom. The newspaper was launched in 1942 by Shri Puran Chandra Gupta, JC Arya, and Shri Gurudev and later edited by Narendra Mohan.[1] The first edition of the newspaper was published in Jhansi and the Kanpur edition came 5 years later in 1947. Subsequently, the Rewa and Bhopal edition were launched in 1953 and 1956 respectively. In 2003, several other city editions were added. The cities included Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Panipat and Bhagalpur. In 2004, Haldwani and Ludhiana Editions were also launched. Muzaffarpur, Jammu and Dharamshala editions came in 2005.[5]


Dainik Jagran on a 2018 stamp

Jagran Prakashan Limited also acquired Mid-Day in 2010[6] and Naiduniya in 2012.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b File:Dainik Jagran 2018 stampsheet of India.jpg
  2. ^ "Highest Circulated Daily Newspapers (language wise)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Details of most circulated publications for the audit period Jan – Jun 2016" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  4. ^ "INDIAN READERSHIP SURVEY 2019 Q4" (PDF). Indian Readership Survey.
  5. ^ "History of Dainik Jagran Newspaper | Newspaper Advertising Encyclopedia". 6 June 2020. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  6. ^ Abhineet Kumar (20 January 2013). "Jagran buys Mid-Day's publication business". Business Standard.
  7. ^ "Jagran Prakashan buys Nai Dunia". Indian Express. 3 April 2012.

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