Aveek Sarkar

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Aveek Sarkar
অভীক সরকার
Aveek Sarkar - Kolkata 2011-12-08 7542 Cropped.JPG
Native name অভীক সরকার
Born Kolkata
Ethnicity Bengali
Alma mater University of Calcutta
Occupation Businessman
Organization ABP Group

Aveek Sarkar (Bengali: অভীক সরকার) is an Indian newspaper promoter and proprietor. He is the editor-in-chief of Anandabazar Patrika and The Telegraph. He is 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. But he refrains from bringing most of these stances to his business and editorial meetings, according to a profile by Nicholas Coleridge in Paper Tigers.[4]


  1. ^ a b Source: ABP Corporate Website 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. 
  4. ^ Coleridge, Nicholas (1994). Paper Tigers: The Latest, Greatest Newspaper Tycoons. London: Carol Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-55972-215-5.