Essel@90: The journey so far!

Today i.e. 14th May 2017 is a big day and matter of pride for the prestigious Essel Group. 

Essel@90: The journey so far!

New Delhi: Today i.e. 14th May 2017 is a big day and matter of pride for the prestigious Essel Group. 

To celebrate this glorious milestone, a mega event will take place in Delhi; the event will be attended by PM Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee among others.

On this big and remarkable occasion, let's take a look at the journey of the esteemed Essel Group.


Over 40 generations ago, the forefathers of Dr. Subhash Chandra, Shri Laxmi Narain Goel, Shri Jawahar Lal Goel and Shri Ashok Kumar Goel migrated from Agroha to Fatehpur, to earn a living and find a place to settle down. Forty generations later, in the year 1926, three brothers, led by the eldest one Shri Jagannath Goenka, grandfather of Dr. Subhash Chandra and his brothers, worked hard to raise a business in Fatehpur. To enhance the business further, the brothers decided to move to Bhadra, a small place in Ganganagar district, and then to Okara Dukaan, which is now known as Mint Gumri.

Not satisfied with the trading options there, in 1926, the brothers moved to Sadalpur, a small village close to Hisar, to set up a grain market, in a place called Mandi Adampur. This is where the journey of Essel Group began. An eventful journey, from the “A” of Adampur to “Z” of ZEE!


That was just the beginning of the remarkable journey – a journey, filled with challenges and difficulties. The Essel Group went through not one, but five downturns in this journey. And each downturn was faced bravely, with utmost determination and a “never give up” attitude. The Group emerged even stronger with each downturn, and is now a multibillion dollar business conglomerate, having diverse business presence across media, entertainment, packaging, infrastructure, education, technology and much more. Today, the Group has its presence in 169 countries across the globe.


The Essel Group is now efficiently managed by the fifth generation of its founders, giving it a unique charm, since most of the businesses in India, have never lasted beyond two to three generations. A reason, befitting to celebrate this marvellous journey by many folds. And as we celebrate this journey, the sixth generation, is already gearing up to embrace their responsibilities towards the business. While the rich legacy of the Group, enriches us with the valuable experience, knowledge and expertise, the “Youngat90” spirit which is imbibed across every proud member of the Essel Family, gives us the fillip to touch global heights.

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