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Lok Prakashan

Lok Prakashan Limited is the publisher of Gujarat Samachar, the most read Gujarati newspaper, according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2017. Lok Prakashan Limited was founded in 1932, in pre-independence India. A few reports refer the company being founded by luminaries of the Indian Freedom movement like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Morarji Desai and G. V. Mavlankar. Shantilalbhai Shah joined the newspaper in 1947, which was then owned by a different promoter. Shah bought the newspaper in 1950. Apart from newspaper, the company has also forayed into news television with Gujarat Samachar Television, GSTV in 2012.

Key facts

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Private Limited

Business Sectors

Publishing; TV Broadcasting

Ownership

Individual Owner

Other minority shareholders

28.08% share of the company is split between other members of the Shah family, individuals, whose relation to the family could not be established, and companies with less than 1% share each.

28.1%
Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

GSTV (Missing Data)

Other Online Outlets

https://www.gujaratsamachar.com/ (Missing Data)

Facts

Media Business

Printing and Publishing

Lok Prakashan Limited (100%)

Television

Lok Prakashan Limited (100%)

Business

Construction

GCCL Constructions and Realities Limited

Chemical Industry

Shree Bhagwati Buildinfra Private Limited

Realty

Gujarat Credit Corporation Limited (GCCL)

Trade and wholesale

Parijat Infrastructure Limited

Financial services

GCCL Housing Finance Limited

Social services

Shreyarth Foundation

Fishing

Reform Club (Gujarat) Limited

General Information

Founding Year

1932

Affiliated Interests Founder

Shantilalbhai Shah

is the Founding Editor of Gujarat Samachar, a Gujarati news daily that was founded in 1932, in pre-independence India. A few reports refer to the company that publishes the paper – Lok Prakashan Limited – as being founded by luminaries of the Indian Freedom movement like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Morarji Desai and G. V. Mavlankar. Shantilalbhai Shah joined the newspaper in 1947, which was then owned by a different promoter. Shah bought the newspaper in 1950. Shantilalbhai Shah was running a firm called Deepak Advertising Agency in Ahmedabad, which later became the sole agency for advertisements for Gujarat Samachar. In 1950, the management including Mavlankar, sold the shares of the company to Shantilalbhai Shah, and he thus became the Founding Editor of the newspaper.

Employees

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Contact

GUJARAT SAMACHAR PRESS,

LOK PRAKASHAN LIMITED

Gujarat Samachar Bhavan, J P Chawk,

Khanpur, AHMEDABAD - 380 001.

Tel.: +91-79-25508001/2/3/4, 25504060

Email: gs.adrec@gmail.com

Website: www.gujaratsamachar.com

 

Tax/ ID Number

CIN: U22190GJ1940PLC000151

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Management

Executive Board

Bahubali Shantilal Shah

Managing Director and shareholder at Lok Prakashan Ltd.

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