Hailing from the reputed Agarwal family of Kolkata which publishes Daily Vishwamitra, the oldest Hindi newspaper now in its 103rd year of publication, DGE Ajay Agarwal is a journalist, newspaper publisher and printer with vast experience in the industry. In addition, he has interests in newsprint import and trade, and also in real estate development. He was educated in St Xaviers Collegiate School, Kolkata and St Xaviers College, Calcutta.

Having joined Rotary Club of Central Calcutta in 1988, he served as President with distinction in 1992-93, winning many laurels for the club, and went on to serve in numerous District, Zonal and International positions, such as: District Chairman, Dist. Directory, GML, Civic Affairs, Interact, Group Study Exchange, Inter City Meets; He was twice appointed Assistant Governor, and also chaired the District Conference in 2004.

At the Zonal and International levels, he published the background papers and proceedings for Peace Conference, Kathmandu, Zone Institute, Kolkata and Presidential Water Conference, Kolkata

He is presently a member of Rotary Club of Calcutta Millennium, which was chartered in 2016. In the course of his journey since 1988, he has introduced more than 65 members into Rotary

His spouse Mamta is a senior Inner Wheel leader. She  is the Charter President of Inner Wheel Club of Central Calcutta, and was President, Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India (2015-2016). Both are Major Donors to TRF. They are blessed with a daughter, Aashika who is married to Sudhir, and a son, Atishay, who is married to Nidhi.

DGE Ajay Agarwal enjoys socialising and conversing on Rotary and current affairs in company of friends, and is fond of music, reading and travelling. He is a member of Calcutta Swimming Club, Calcutta Cricket & Football Club, and Indian Life Saving Society.