Rajul Maheswari has been appointed as the managing director of Amar Ujala Publications with immediate effect, following the death of his elder brother, Atul Maheswari, earlier this month. Atul Maheswari was the former chairperson and managing director (MD) of the group. He died on January 3, at the age of 55.
Since the last 24 years, Rajul has been a full-time director of the Amar Ujala Group, handling the group's finance and circulation-related activities. In addition, until now, he was also responsible for handling the Kanpur, Moradabad, Bareilly, Allahabad and Varanasi editions of Amar Ujala.
Founded on April 18, 1948, by Rajul's father, the late Murari Lal Maheswari, the newspaper was published from Agra as a four-page edition, with a circulation of 2,576 copies.
Rajul, a graduate of Shri Ram College of Commerce, has 24 years of experience in managing the newspaper business. In the course of his career, he has played a vital role in modernising the human resource, administration, marketing and finance departments of the group.