Agarwal, who presided over a media empire, which runs the fourth largest newspaper group in the world, is survived by sons Sudhir, Girish and Pawan and daughter Bhavna. His last rites would be performed here today.
Born on November 30, 1944 in Jhansi, Agarwal came here with his father who founded the Dainik Bhaskar newspaper in 1958.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a message: “His notable contribution to the media world will always be remembered”.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed deep sorrow at the demise of Dainik Bhaskar Group Chairman. Chouhan said that Agarwal was connected with the powerful principles and values of journalism. He has given valuable contribution in helping Hindi journalism flourish. Chouhan said that he took deep interest in social issues along with journalism and accomplished several projects successfully in the form of a committed social worker. Apart from this, he was a spiritual person. With his death, the state has lost a hard working journalist, social worker and a reformer.
The Chief Minister prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss.