Founder- Mr. O.P. Ghai
A graduate of Panjab University, Lahore, Late Mr. O.P. Ghai was the first recipient of Prakashak Ratna Award. Though he commenced his career as a teacher, he moved to publishing and launched University Publishers in Jallandhar in 1947. Thereafter he was Chairman, Reception Committee for the First Annual Conference of the Federation of Publishers and Booksellers Associations in India, New Delhi, in 1955. Soonafter, in 1956, he attended a course on Book Publishing in London, organised by the British Council. And subsequently, he participated in the l4th International Publishers Congress in Rome and Florence.On his return from Europe he shifted his base to New Delhi and established Sterling Publishers.
Mr. S.K. Ghai is the Chairman of Sterling Publishers (P) Ltd. and the Sterlinggroup of companies.He has been associated with the Institute of Book Publishing since its inception in 1985. He has been actively involved with the world of publishingfor the last 60 years.
The Federation of Indian Publishers conferred him the award for Significant Contribution to Book Promotion & Publishing in 2001.
He has served as the Chairman of the Books, Publications & Printing panel of CAPEXIL, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India,during 2008–2011.
Mr. Ghai is active in publishing forums nationally and internationally.He has visited and participated in many International Book Fairs.