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FormatPrint, online
Owner(s)Soumya Ranjan Patnaik
Founder(s)Soumya Ranjan Patnaik
PublisherKamala Kanta Mohapatra
Editor-in-chiefTanaya Patnaik
FoundedOctober 4, 1984
Circulation4.5 lakhs
Websitesambad.in sambadenglish.com

Sambad is an Indian newspaper of Odia language which is published daily from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It is one of the largest circulated Odia newspapers in Odisha. It is published from the capital city of Bhubaneswar, as well as from Cuttack, Brahmapur, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Baleswar, Jajpur, Jeypore, and Angul[1] The first edition of this newspaper was published on October 4, 1984, in Bhubaneswar.[2] Editor since the foundation is Soumya Ranjan Patnaik,[2] a businessman-politician.

Sambad also has the largest readership in the state of Odisha.

Sambad has a circulation of around 4.5 lakhs (as of 2021) and is widely read in the state of Odisha. The newspaper[3] covers a wide range of topics, including politics, sports, entertainment, business, education, and technology. It is known for its in-depth coverage of regional news and has won several awards for its journalistic excellence.

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  1. ^ Vir Bala Aggarwal, ed. (2002). Media and Society: Challenges and Opportunities. New Delhi: Concept. p. 151. ISBN 8170229960. OCLC 603671961. Sambad is the only newspaper in the State of Odisha to be published simultaneously from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Brahmapur, Rourkela and Baleswar.
  2. ^ a b S. C. Bhatt (1997). Indian Press Since 1955. New Delhi: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. p. 83. ISBN 8123005555. OCLC 37442873. The Sambad was established in 1984 with Saumya Ranjan Patnaik, son-in-law of J.B. Patnaik, in the saddle. Saumya Ranjan was once a senior BJD leader in Odisha but his father-in-law is said to be the main force behind the paper. The paper has come up in a big way and has an English daily, the Sun Times, in tow. Already the Sambad has editions from Rourkela,Cuttack and Brahmapur, apart from its base in Bhubaneswar
  3. ^ "Sambad Epaper Today PDF Free Download - Bhubaneswar". 29 March 2023. Retrieved 28 March 2023.

Leading vernacular daily ‘Sambad’ secured top rank in Indian Readership Survey (IRS)-2017 retaining its position as the largest circulated daily newspaper in Odisha.