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Bharat Kapadia calls it quits at the Bhaskar Group

By , agencyfaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | January 23, 2008
Kapadia says he is quitting because of personal reasons and will be able to say where he's going only in 15 days' time

Bharat & #BANNER1 & # Kapadia, senior media professional and executive director of the Bhaskar Group, has called it quits. This was confirmed to agencyfaqs! by Kapadia himself. He says he is quitting because of personal reasons, and adds that he will be in a position to comment on his next destination in 15 days or so. However, this doesn't mean the end of his relationship with the Bhaskar family, he says; he will continue as an advisor with the group.

Bharat Bhai, as Kapadia is known in the industry, joined the Bhaskar Group three years ago as executive director for Divya Bhaskar, the group's Gujarati daily. Later, in May 2007, he was elevated as executive director of the Bhaskar Group and given the responsibilities of Dainik Bhaskar, the group's flagship brand, Aha! Zindagi and Saurashtra Samachar.

Bharat Kapadia
Bharat Bhai is the son-in-law of the founder of Chitralekha, the late Vaju Kotak, and played a strategic role in turning Chitralekha into a strong regional brand before moving to the Bhaskar Group. He is a prominent personality in the Indian print media space and has been featured twice by Mid-Day, the afternoon tabloid, as one of the Top 50 Power Points in media. He has won the coveted Ad Club Media Innovation Award twice and the Emvies Media Marketer of the Year Award in 2001.

Kapadia has held important posts in various industrial bodies: chairman, Project Press Committee of the Indian Newspaper Society; board member and ex-chairman, Advertising Standards Council of India; and ex-chairman, Media Research Users' Council.