Pratap Govindrao Pawar
Pratap Govindrao Pawar (left) in 2007.
OccupationChairman & Managing Director - Sakal Papers Pvt Ltd.

Pratap Govindrao Pawar is an Indian industrialist, and chairman and managing director at Sakal Papers Pvt. Ltd.[1] The Government of India awarded him Padma Shri award in 2014 for his contribution to trade and industry in India. [2][3]


Pawar is a former president of the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), Pune, the Indian Newspaper Society and Indian Language Newspapers Association.[4] He is a member of the executive committee of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, Paris and a UGC-nominee at the Press Council of India.[5] He also serves on the director boards of several companies[4] and is a recipient of the Punyabhushan Award.[3] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2014, for his contributions to trade and industry.[6]

Personal life

Pawar is younger brother of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar.[2]



  1. ^ Pratap Pawar
  2. ^ a b Sequeira, Rosy (16 March 2012). "All Pawars not related to NCP leader". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "President confers 'Punyabhushan' on Pratap Pawar". Deccan Herald. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Pratap Govind Rao Pawar on Bloomberg". Bloomberg. 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  5. ^ "WAN-IFRA Executive Committee: Pratap Pawar". World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  7. ^ "List of Padma awardees". The Hindu. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  8. ^ "President of India presents Punyabhushan Award to Shri Pratap Pawar". Press Information Bureau. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2016.