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Pudhari is a popular Marathi daily published from Maharashtra, Goa and North Karnataka. It is the leader in Western Maharashtra and third-largest Marathi newspaper daily in Maharashtra. Pudhari has different editions for major districts of Maharashtra namely Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara,Nasik, Solapur, Ahmadnagar, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Belgaum & an edition for Goa state.
Dr. Ganpatrao Govindrao Jadhav is the founder editor of the daily Pudhari. He started his journalistic career in Mumbai by joining weekly TEJ. He further worked for an evening daily and some other journals. He was also editing daily Kaiwari in Mumbai. He actively participated in the social and religious movements advocated by Satyashodhak Samaj an those undertaken by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. While working as a journalist he worked with Keshavrao Jedhe, Dinkarrao Jawalkar, Prabodhankar K.S. Thakre, Mama Varerkar, Achyutrao Kolhatkar, Bhaskarrao Jadhav and other renowned social reformists of those days. Current editor of Pudhari is Pratap Singh Jadhav.
Shri. G. G. Jadhav began publishing a weekly in 1937, in Kolhapur. The first issue of the weekly was launched on 13 May 1937 and graduated to a daily on 1 January 1939 with the name "Pudhari". Since its inception in 1937, the newspaper has whole heartedly and consistently supported and canvassed for programs of National interest.
Mr. Pratapsinh G. Jadhav took over the management of Pudhari from his father in 1971. The newspaper that had started life as a proprietary concern was converted into a corporate entity. The name was amended to Pudhari Publications Pvt. Ltd. and Shri. P.G. Jadhav took over as Managing Partner and Editor of the firm. He is responsible for the technological modernization of machines and processes that enabled Pudhari to grow rapidly.
Pudhari, as a part of social corporate responsibility contributed and raised funds immensely through appeal to the general public during the major natural disaster as and when it occurred. In 1997 as the Indian army battled the Pakistani forces in Kargil, Pudhari took upon itself the task of generating funds to support the war effort. The funds generated were used to construct hospital for Indian soldiers fighting at the Siachin glaciers. On 18 November 2001 the hospital in Siachin was inaugurated ceremoniously. This exemplary contribution demonstrates the social commitments & leadership in times of crisis.
Pudhari has 12 editions viz. Pune, Mumbai, Nasik, Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Ahmednagar, Solapur, Ratnagiri,Sindhudurga, Goa and Belagaum. It circulates more than 9 lac copies daily and has readership exceeding more than 40 Lacs. It has weekly features like Bahar, Soneri, Vishwasanchar, Ankur, Kasturi, Career, Arogya and Bhoomiputra. It has given a platform to empower women through its women club "Kasturi" and at the same time also runs a kids club called "Ankur".
The Pudhari web edition was launched at www.pudhari.com. It has an event division called "Brigade" which successfully carries out reader connect activity throughout the year.
Pudhari - TOMATO 94.3 FM is today the most popular radio station in the region broadcasting from 2 centers- Kolhapur and Sangli which covers the entire districts of Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and prominent parts of Balgaum, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurga. Pudhari-Tomato 94.3 was launched by the nightingale, Swar Smaradini of India "Lata Manageshkar".
Pudhari endeavors to be a fearless, secular, progressive & objective platform for socio-political discourse, enlightenment and change. It seeks to impart the most relevant information intellectually enrich and empower its readers.