Anandabazar Patrika

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Anandabazar Patrika Group
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Front page of 5 March 2009
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) ABP Group
Editor Anirban Chattopadhyay
Editor-in-chief Arup Sarkar
Founded 13 March 1922; 95 years ago (1922-03-13)
Language Bengali
Headquarters 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Kolkata-700001
Circulation 1,102,955 Daily[1] (as of Jul - Dec 2016)
Sister newspapers The Telegraph, Ebela
OCLC number 187024438
Website www.anandabazar.com

Anandabazar Patrika (Bengali: আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা; Bengali: [anɔnd̪ɔbadʒar Pɔt̪rika]) is an Indian Bengali language daily newspaper published in Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai and Silchar by the ABP Group. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it has a circulation of 1.1 million copies as of Jan−Jun 2016.[1] Presently, the newspaper is edited by Anirban Chattopadhyay after Aveek Sarkar resigned. Its main competitors are Bartaman, Sangbad Pratidin, and Ei Samay.

A Bengali newspaper was published in 1876 in a small village of Magura at Jessore District in British India (now Bangladesh) by Tusharkanti Ghose and his father Sisir Kumar Ghose. They named it Ananda Bazar after Tusharkanti's grandmother's sister Anandamoyee. However, soon the newspaper died. In 1886, Ghose published another newspaper, named after his grandmother Amritamoyee: Amrita Bazar Patrika.[2]

Later in 1922 the newspaper Anandabazar Patrika was relaunched by proprietor Suresh Chandra Majumdar and editor Prafulla Kumar Sarkar. It was first printed on 13 March 1922 under their ownership and was against British rule.[3] In 1922 it first published as a four-page evening daily. The first colour printing was the features section. The internet edition of the newspaper was launched in 2001.[4] In 2010, Time Inc. entered into a license agreement with ABP Group to publish Fortune India magazine. This magazine publishes the famous Fortune India 500 list every year.[5]

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