Aveek Sarkar

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Aveek Sarkar
অভীক সরকার (in Bengali)
Aveek Sarkar - Kolkata 2011-12-08 7542 Cropped.JPG
Native name
NationalityIndia Indian
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
OrganizationABP Group
Spouse(s)Rakhi Sarkar

Aveek Sarkar (Bengali: অভীক সরকার) is an Indian newspaper promoter and proprietor. He is the Vice Chairman and Editor Emeritus of ABP Group. Previously he was editor-in-chief of Anandabazar Patrika and The Telegraph. He was also the Chief Editor of ABP Group of publications.[1] He was ranked as one of the most powerful Indians in 2009 by The Indian Express.[2] He played vital roles during the formation of Penguin India, the Indian counterpart of Penguin Books and during the acquisition of STAR News in 2003.[1][3]

Sarkar spent a year as an understudy to Sir Harold Evans in Britain, taking time to understand what went on at the previous two papers at which Evans had worked - The Northern Echo and the Manchester Evening News - before joining him at The Sunday Times.

Personal life[edit]

Sarkar is known to having strong opinions about most issues. He refrains from bringing most of these stances to his business and editorial meetings, according to a profile by Nicholas Coleridge in Paper Tigers. However,Anandabazar Patrika is criticised by many for being an instrument of propaganda of the ruling party in the state of West Bengal.[citation needed]



  1. ^ a b Source: ABP Corporate Website Archived 14 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine 12 October 01:00 AM IST
  2. ^ Source: Indian Express.
  3. ^ "Aveek Sarkar Emerging Star Winner". Financial Express. 11 September 2003. Retrieved 19 April 2013.