New Delhi, Jan 03 (Agencies): Atul Maheshwari, Managing Director of Amar Ujala publications, died on Monday following a brief illness. He was 55.

Maheshwari breathed his last at a private hospital in Gurgaon. He had 37 years' of experience in media industry and was instrumental in taking Hindi daily Amar Ujala to greater heights.

Maheshwari is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.