Ritesh Agarwal: News

10 Mar 2023

OYO Rooms

OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal's father dies after falling from building

Ramesh Agarwal, the father of OYO Rooms founder Ritesh Agarwal, died after falling from the 20th floor of a high-rise building in Gurugram, Haryana, on Friday afternoon, reported NDTV.

20 Feb 2023

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OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal invites PM Modi to his wedding

OYO Rooms founder Ritesh Agarwal took to social media on Sunday (February 19) to share a string of photos with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

04 Sep 2020

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COVID-19 effect: OYO extends employee furlough by another six months

The fallout of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry has forced OYO India to extend the furlough period of some of its employees by another six months.

25 Dec 2019


Pay back time: OYO is making its early-stage investors rich

The general partners (GPs) at Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital have raked a huge payout from India's leading hotel chain OYO Hotels & Homes.

07 Oct 2019


OYO raising $1.5 billion from founder Ritesh Agarwal, SoftBank, others

In a major development, India's second most valuable start-up, OYO Hotels & Homes, has confirmed its plan to raise $1.5 billion in fresh funding.

02 Oct 2019


OYO caught leaking personal customer data, phone numbers

India's popular hotel and homestay chain OYO is facing flak for leaving the personal data of its customers exposed.

07 Sep 2019

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OYO founder Ritesh booked for cheating hotelier of Rs. 1cr

OYO Hotels Founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal has been booked by the Whitefield police in Bengaluru on charges of cheating and criminal breach.

05 Aug 2019


Five successful CEOs in India who are not even graduates

Graduation is considered an important milestone in a student's learning journey.