Punjab Kesari

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Punjab Kesari header with the photos of late founders Lala Jagat Narain and Romesh Chander

Punjab Kesari is a Hindi-language newspaper published from many centres in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi in India. It is owned by the Punjab Kesari group (The Hindsamachar Ltd.). It is one of the three newspapers started by the group; the other two are Hind Samachar in Urdu and Jagbani in Punjabi languages.

The newspaper was established by Lala Jagat Narain and later on his elder son Romesh Chander took over the reins. However, during the days of terrorism in Punjab, both were assassinated, in 1981 and 1984 respectively.[1]
During those days of terrorism, Punjab Kesari worked as the newspaper of masses with its news and editorials. From then onward in a bid to provide direct and regular help to the families of terrorism-affected people, the management also established Shaheed Parivar Fund for the cause.[2]

1974 : During The Emergency (India), undeclared censorship on press, when the power supply was discontinued, the newspaper was been printed by the alternative arrangements with tractors on diesel

Publication Centres[edit]

The newspaper has a daily circulation of approximate 33,47,000 copies which are printed from Jalandhar (since 1965),[3] Delhi (1983),[4] Ambala (1991), Palampur (2004), Ludhiana (2004), Jaipur (2006), Panipat (2006), Hisar (2006), Jammu (2007), Mohali (2008), Chandigarh (2009) and Shimla (2009).

1984-92 : During the terrorism in Punjab, due to the continues threats and attack on media staff, the production, printing and distribution, every process was under strict police protection

Prominent Columnists[edit]

Khushwant Singh Shekhar Gurera (Cartoonist)
Kuldip Nayar Poonam I Kaushik
Shanta Kumar Vineet Narain
Virendra Kapur B G Verghese
Balbir Punj Mahmood Shaam
Karan Thapar Kalyani Shankar
Manmohan Sharma Neera Chopra
Menaka Gandhi Chandermohan
Chander Trikha Nerja Chaudhry

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NT-Oct22,2013 The Struggle
  2. ^ 108th Shaheed Parivar Fund
  3. ^ Jalandhar Edition PunjabKesari.in
  4. ^ Delhi Edition PunjabKesari.com
  5. ^ Social Media, JalandharPKJ online
  6. ^ Social Media, Delhi PKD online