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The Patrika Group

The Patrika Group

Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited or The Patrika Group is a company that publishes the Rajasthan Patrika newspaper which was launched as an evening newspaper which eventually became a daily newspaper and also publishes the Patrika newspaper, another Hindi dailiy. The paper was founded by Karpoor Chandra Kulish. Today his son, Gulab Kothari is the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper while Gulab Kothari’s sons Nihar and Siddharth Kothari are in charge of the company. Apart from launching the newspaper outside Rajasthan, the company has diversified into many business verticals including FM Radio with a station called Radio Tadka with 18 stations across six states. The company also has a 24 x 7 satellite Hindi news television channel called Patrika TV. It also has presence in the digital space with that provides news on mobile and web platforms. Catch News is the other digital platform, which has, according to the company’s website, nine million users. The Patrika Group also has an event management arm called Patrika Events.

Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form

Private Limited

Business Sectors

Events management; Out-of-Home (OOH) Advertising; Education; Publishing; TV and Radio Broadcasting


Individual Owner

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Patrika (1.60%)

Other TV Outlets

PatrikaTV (Missing Data)

Other Radio Outlets

FM Tadka (Missing Data)

Other Online Outlets (Missing Data)


Media Business


Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited

TV Broadcasting

Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited (Patrika TV)

Radio Broadcasting

Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited (FM Tadka)

Online Media

Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited (Catch News)



Patrika in Education Private Limited


Rajasthan Patrika Events Private Limited


Sky Media Network Private Limited


Planet Outdoor Private Limited

Financial Services

Patrika Finance Private Limited

General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Karpoor Chandra Kulish

is the founder of Rajasthan Patrika. He started his career as a journalist before launching his own newspaper, Rajasthan Patrika. Kulish is known for his enthusiasm towards Hindi language and is credited with upholding journalistic credentials throughout his stint as the owner of Rajasthan Patrika.

He won multiple awards including B.D. Goenka Foundation award for "Outstanding Contribution in the Indian Language Newspaper" in 1990, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award in 2000, The Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, a Government of India organization that promotes Hindi language, awarded him the highest honour of “Prayag Sahitya Vachaspati’ to name a few. He was also felicitated by the then Prime Minister of India, Chandra Shekhar, for his literary and journalistic contributions at the golden jubilee of the All India Editors’ Conference in 1991.
India Post released a stamp commemorating Kulish on 16 May 2012.


Missing Data


Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited

Kesargarh, J.L.N. Marg,

Jaipur – 302004, Rajasthan

Tel: +91-141-39404142, 3005662



Tax/ ID Number

CIN: U22121RJ1974PTC001600

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

INR 9330.442 Million / USD 143.061Million

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

INR 1090.47 Million / USD 16.71Million

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data


Executive Board

Gulab Kothari


Further Information

Data Publicly Available

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

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Meta Data

The data on the shareholding patterns was mainly taken from the website of Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The data was available for 2017-2018. Though majority data was available through the documents uploaded on the MCA website, the company was contacted for further information. MOM team had sent an email on 23rd January 2019 followed by a letter on 1st February 2019 to Rajasthan Patrika to confirm the data given in the document.

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