The Patrika Group
Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited or The Patrika Group is a company that publishes the Rajasthan Patrika newspaper which was launched as an evening newspaper which eventually became a daily newspaper and also publishes the Patrika newspaper, another Hindi dailiy. The paper was founded by Karpoor Chandra Kulish. Today his son, Gulab Kothari is the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper while Gulab Kothari’s sons Nihar and Siddharth Kothari are in charge of the company. Apart from launching the newspaper outside Rajasthan, the company has diversified into many business verticals including FM Radio with a station called Radio Tadka with 18 stations across six states. The company also has a 24 x 7 satellite Hindi news television channel called Patrika TV. It also has presence in the digital space with patrika.com that provides news on mobile and web platforms. Catch News is the other digital platform, which has, according to the company’s website, nine million users. The Patrika Group also has an event management arm called Patrika Events.
Events management; Out-of-Home (OOH) Advertising; Education; Publishing; TV and Radio Broadcasting
Other Print Outlets
Newstoday (Missing Data)
Dailynews (Missing Data)
Other TV Outlets
PatrikaTV (Missing Data)
Other Radio Outlets
FM Tadka (Missing Data)
Other Online Outlets
https://www.patrika.com (Missing Data)
http://www.catchnews.com (Missing Data)
http://.www.hindi.catchnews.com (Missing Data)
http://www.fmtadka.com/ (Missing Data)
Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited
Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited (Patrika TV)
Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited (FM Tadka)
Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited (Catch News)
Patrika in Education Private Limited
Rajasthan Patrika Events Private Limited
Sky Media Network Private Limited
Planet Outdoor Private Limited
Patrika Finance Private Limited
Affiliated Interests Founder
is the founder of Rajasthan Patrika. He started his career as a journalist before launching his own newspaper, Rajasthan Patrika. Kulish is known for his enthusiasm towards Hindi language and is credited with upholding journalistic credentials throughout his stint as the owner of Rajasthan Patrika.
He won multiple awards including B.D. Goenka Foundation award for "Outstanding Contribution in the Indian Language Newspaper" in 1990, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award in 2000, The Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, a Government of India organization that promotes Hindi language, awarded him the highest honour of “Prayag Sahitya Vachaspati’ to name a few. He was also felicitated by the then Prime Minister of India, Chandra Shekhar, for his literary and journalistic contributions at the golden jubilee of the All India Editors’ Conference in 1991.
India Post released a stamp commemorating Kulish on 16 May 2012.
Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited
Kesargarh, J.L.N. Marg,
Jaipur – 302004, Rajasthan
Tel: +91-141-39404142, 3005662
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Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)
INR 9330.442 Million / USD 143.061Million
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
INR 1090.47 Million / USD 16.71Million
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Additional Managing Director
The data on the shareholding patterns was mainly taken from the website of Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The data was available for 2017-2018. Though majority data was available through the documents uploaded on the MCA website, the company was contacted for further information. MOM team had sent an email on 23rd January 2019 followed by a letter on 1st February 2019 to Rajasthan Patrika to confirm the data given in the document.