Dainik Jagran

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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 3,307,517 Daily[1] (as of Jul - Dec 2015)
OCLC number 416871022
Website jagran.com

Coordinates: 26°28′50″N 80°18′07″E / 26.48050°N 80.30200°E / 26.48050; 80.30200 Dainik Jagran (Hindi: दैनिक जागरण) is an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper. As per Indian Readership Survey 2012, Q-4, Dainik Jagran is the most read newspaper in India with an average Issue Readership (AIR) of 16.37 million.[2]

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.[5]

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[6] and Naiduniya in 2012.[7]


The newspaper was launched in 1942 in Jhansi during the Indian freedom struggle (Quit India movement) by Puran Chandra Gupta, a nationalist, to voice nationalistic sentiments. Puran Chandra's legacy was carried forward by literary stalwarts like Narendra Mohan who has 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 and Bareilly in the 1980s, and finally Delhi in 1990. After this Dainik Jagran ventured out into other states like Uttarakhand, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Punjab, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal. Puran Chandra's vision was also realised through the group's educational initiatives at both the junior and senior levels.


  1. ^ "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period July - December 2015" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "IRS 2013 Topline Findings" (PDF). Media Research Users Council(MRUC). Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dainik Jagran tops national readership in 2013". Dainik Jagran. 
  4. ^ "Study Tour "Success made in India"". Wan-Ifra. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  5. ^ "BBC Poll: Trust in Media - Countries". Globescan.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  6. ^ "Jagran buys Mid-Day's publication business". Business Standard. 
  7. ^ "Jagran Prakashan buys Nai Dunia". Indian Express. 

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