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
Alma mater University of Calcutta
Occupation Businessman
Organization ABP Group
Spouse(s) Rakhi Sarkar
Children Buku Sarkar, Chiki 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 is known to have pro BJP views. 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 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. 
  4. ^ Coleridge, Nicholas (1994). Paper Tigers: The Latest, Greatest Newspaper Tycoons. London: Carol Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-55972-215-5.