Dainik Bhaskar makes senior level appointments

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | May 22, 2009
Kalpesh Yagnik has been made the national editor, Dainik Bhaskar, whereas Yatish Rajawat is the new managing editor

Dainik Bhaskar has made two senior level appointments. Yatish Rajawat has been promoted to managing editor, Dainik Bhaskar, from the post of executive editor, Business Bhaskar. Business Bhaskar is the business daily launched by the group last year.

Kalpesh Yagnik, who has been working as state editor, Rajasthan, is now the national editor, Dainik Bhaskar. Yagnik has been with the Bhaskar group for the last 12 years.

Both Yagnik and Rajawat will take up their new roles with immediate effect. Yagnik will be based out of Bhopal. And Rajawat continues to hold the post of editor-in-chief, Business Bhaskar apart from the new role. They both will report to Shravan Garg, group editor and Sudhir Agarwal, managing director, jointly.

With 25 years of experience in journalism, Yagnik has worked with Free Press Journal's MP editions and then he shifted to Bhaskar 12 years ago. "I thought my country's language is Hindi, my own language is Hindi and in Hindi, there was - to my mind - only Dainik Bhaskar doing wonders. I always wanted to connect to the readers, more and more people, more and more. Bhaskar seemed the natural choice," he adds.

About the biggest challenge faced so far in his career. Yagnik says, "Physically, there have been very many challenging assignments, or to be exact, each and every time one is asked to do anything new - it's a gauntlet thrown at you. Fortunately, Bhaskar is an organisation that keeps reinventing; to understand what readers actually are looking for", he concludes.

Rajawat has been credited with conceptualising, developing and rolling out seven editions of Business Bhaskar in more than 17 cities in six states, within a short span of three months. He has rich and varied experience and has worked with leading media conglomerates in India.

He has been associated with Business World as associate editor and The Economic Times as editor, knowledge and technology. Apart from this, he has also worked with The Hindu Business Line. He was with The Economic Times for around nine years and with The Hindu Business Line for five years.

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