Gujarat Samachar

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Gujarat Samachar
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Lok Prakashan Ltd.
Publisher Shreyans Shah
Editor Shreyans Shah
Founded 1932
Language Gujarati
Headquarters Ahmedabad, India
Circulation 10,40.619 Daily (ABC Jan to June 2002)

Gujarat Samachar (meaning Gujarat News) is a Gujarati language daily newspaper in India. It is a leading paper in the Indian state of Gujarat, with the reported highest average readership in the state (4.5 million) as of September 2012.[1]

Its main office is in Ahmedabad. It has one branch in Surat as well and distributes editions from Ahmedabad, Vadodara (Baroda), Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Mumbai, Mehsana, Bhuj and New York.

The paper was founded in 1932, and acquired by Shantilal "Seth" Shah (1920-c.1984) in 1952.[2][3]

TV Channel[edit]

It also launched a Gujarati News Channel in December 2012 Gstv.


  1. ^ Pathak, Maulik (3 October 2012). ‘Gujarat Samachar’, ‘Sandesh’ dailies to launch news channels, Mint (newspaper)
  2. ^ Jeffrey, Robin. India's Newspaper Revolution: Capitalism, Technology and the Indian Language Press, 1977-1999, p. 120 (2000) ("In Gujurat in the 1950s, successful business families ... acquired both the big old nationalist newspapers, Gujarat Samachar, founded in 1932, and Sandesh, founded in 1923.")
  3. ^ Umat, Ajay (5 November 2011). Lady Luck of Gujarat Samachar passes away, Times of India

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