Rajasthan Patrika

Rajasthan Patrika
राजस्थान पत्रिका

Cover page of Rajasthan Patrika published on March 11, 2016
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.
Founded 1956
Political alignment Right leaning
Language Hindi
Headquarters Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur and Bhopal
Circulation 1,811,758 Daily[1] (as of Jul - Dec 2015)
Website patrika.com

Rajasthan Patrika is an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper. It was founded by Karpoor Chandra Kulish in 1956 and published as Rajasthan Patrika in Delhi and Rajasthan, and as Patrika in 6 other states.[2]

As per Indian Readership Survey 2013 , Rajasthan Patrika and Patrika together emerged as the No. 4 newspaper in India.[3]


Rajasthan Patrika was founded by Karpoor Chandra Kulish on 7 March 1956. Over the years, it became a leading national daily. Kulish got awards for his contribution to journalism. In 1990, he got the B.D. Goenka Foundation award for "Outstanding Contribution in the Indian Language Newspaper" category for the year 1987. In 1991, he was felicitated by the then Prime Minister of India, Chandra Shekhar, for influencing the national mainstream through his contributions at the golden jubilee of the All India Editors’ Conference.


Rajasthan Patrika is published from the following 36 cities of eight states : Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Sri Ganganagar, Udaipur, Alwar, Bikaner, Banswara, Ajmer, Pali, Kota, Bhilwara, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Ratlam, Satna, Rewa, Raipur, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Bastar, New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Surat, Kolkata, Chhindwara district, Jagdalpur, Hoshangabad, Mandsaur, Hanumangarh and Neemuch.[4]

Early in 2015, Rajasthan Patrika announced a Delhi-based English news website, called Catch, under the aegis of senior journalist and editor Shoma Chaudhry.[5]
Rajasthan Patrika also publish two bimonthly Hindi language child magazines — "Balhans" and "Chotu-Motu".[6]

Charitable activities

Social awareness activities

Awards given by Patrika

Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Journalism Award

In 2007, Rajasthan Patrika instituted the Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Journalism Award in the memory of Karpoor Chand Kulish, the founder editor. This annual international award carries prize money of US$11,000 and a trophy. The award is aimed at recognizing efforts of thought leaders in media, journalist's outstanding contributions to upholding professional values as well as protecting and promoting ethics and morality, right and freedom of the people for better quality of life. Dawn Pakistan and Hindustan Times Delhi were jointly given the inaugural award in New Delhi on 12 March 2008.[8]

Concerned Communicator Award

As a part of its CSR initiatives and social partnering for a better world, Rajasthan Patrika instituted the Concerned Communicator Award in 1997. The winner is awarded a cash prize of US $11,000 and a certificate.[9]

Awards received by Patrika


Notable columnist

See also


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