02 December 2016
Puran Chandra Gupta 2.1.2012
Dainik Jagran is today one of the world’s most widely read newspapers, and a living tribute to Puran Chandra Gupta’s ideals and his grasp of the common man’s aspirations.
Puran Chandra Gupta was aware of the progressive role of newspapers in a nascent democracy, and ensured that Dainik Jagran fulfilled this role. Ho was uncompromising when it came to the principles he stood for, and this put him famously on a collision course with the government during the Emergency. He welcomed imprisonment, rather than sacrificing the democratic values that he stood for. He was elected Chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulation in 1974-75 and of PTI in 1975. He remained an executive member of the Indian Newspaper Societyfor 15 years and also served as its Deputy President.