Our Torchbearers



Managing Director, Sakal Media Group

A Mechanical Engineer by qualification, Mr. Abhijit Pawar has passionately been involved in taking the legacy of Sakal Media Group to newer heights with his unique approach in combining business capabilities, in-depth experience, social engagement and advocacy of socio-economic causes.

The Sakal Media Group has reached greater heights under Mr. Abhijit Pawar’s leadership with the launch of the Saam television channel, Agrowon, the first and only agriculture daily, the first newspaper in our state with a focus on children – Young Buzz and the first regional newspaper to go online.

Yet another brainchild of Mr. Abhijit Pawar is the recently launched Delivering Change Programme, an initiative aimed at the socio-economic transformation of the state of Maharashtra by bringing together policies and ideas from boardrooms and a very realistic feedback from ground.

Mr. Uday Jadhav

CEO, Sakal Media Group

Uday has over 20 years of experience in Business Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Revenue Generation, Solutions and Operations Management.

In his current role, Uday leads the strategic initiatives and drives the growth plans for the organisation.


Mr. Nilesh Shejwal

CEO, Agrowon

A Mechanical Engineering by qualification, Mr. Nilesh Shejwal have over 14 years of diverse industry experience in the field of Strategy, Sales, Market Development & Brand Management with Global and Indian Firms.

Led businesses, large-scale operations, successfully managed P&Ls and Brands of different sizes, different audiences, and at different stages in their life cycle.

Strategizing and developing new Revenue Streams, Incubating new business models in agriculture industry.

Managing Channel and Retail Sales, Led Strategic Alliances, Re-designing business processes and building consumer connect.

Top Strengths – Learner, Focused, Strategic, Achiever & Relator

About Agrowon

Established in April 2005, Agrowon is a trusted brand name in agriculture. It boasts to be world’s first ever daily focused solely on agriculture. It is a 16 page tabloid with 8 editions, and was launched with an objective of equipping farmers with market information and the latest technology, to make them globally competitive. Agrowon’s popularity is attributed to its sensible and in-depth coverage of farming and rural development. The publication also disseminates new trends on allied agribusiness activities like dairy, poultry, fisheries, etc. Vasantrao Naik Prathistan, Pusad, Afaq, LIMCA had bestowed Agrowon with the prestigious award for accomplishing pioneering work in information dissemination in the agriculture sector.

About Sakal Media Group

Established in 1932, The Sakal Media Group is the largest independently owned media business in Maharashtra. Headquartered in the educational and cultural capital of the state – Pune, The Sakal Media Group owns and operates newspapers and magazines in Marathi as well as English with a circulation across Maharashtra and Goa. The Group also has interests in Event Management Services, Commercial Printing and also runs a Regional Television Channel.

With a workforce of over 3,500 and a vendor network that exceeds 25,000, The Sakal Media Group is a people-focused organization with an open and vibrant work environment offering scope for advancement and growth. Guided by the philosophy of ‘Social First’ all group initiatives are guided by their potential for Social Impact and Transformation.