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The Hind Samachar Ltd

The Hind Samachar Ltd

The Hind Samachar Limited was founded by Lala Jagat Narain. In 1948 the group launched an Urdu daily newspaper - Samachar, followed by Punjab Kesari, a Hindi newspaper in 1965. Jag Bani, a Punjabi daily was launched in 1978. At present, Vijay Kumar Chopra, son of Lala Jagat Narain is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Punjab Kesari.

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Hind Samachar Limited (100%)

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Lala Jagat Narain

was the founder of Hind Samachar Limited. He was born in Gujranwala District, which is now part of Pakistan. He graduated from Lahore in 1919 and soon after joined the law college. In 1920, he left his studies to join the non-cooperation movement, called by Mahatma Gandhi during the Indian freedom struggle. He was jailed for two and a half years and was assisting Lala Lajpat Rai in jail. In 1942 he became the editor of Akashvani, a weekly Hindi newspaper.
He participated in the Satyagraha (passive resistance) movement and was in and out of jail on various occasions. Both his wife and son were also arrested during the Quit India Movement, a part of the Indian freedom struggle. He was assassinated in 1981. His elder son Romesh Chander too was assassinated by Khalistani terrorists in Punjab in 1994.


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The Hind Samachar Limited

Civil Lines, Jalandhar

Jalandhar, Punjab , 144001

Tel.: (0181) 2280104



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CIN: U22121PB1949PLC0011529

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Avinash Chopra


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ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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The data on the shareholding patterns was mainly taken from the website of Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The data available was for 2016-2017. Though majority data was available through the documents uploaded on the MCA website, the company was contacted for further information. The MOM team had sent an email on the 23rd January 2019 followed by a letter on the 1st February 2019 to confirm the data given in the document. There has been no respond yet.

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