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The Sandesh Ltd.

The Sandesh Ltd.

The Sandesh Limited is the publisher of Sandesh, the second most-widely read Gujarati newspaper (Indian Readership Survey, 2017). The company, incorporated as a Public Limited Company in the year 1943, is one of the biggest business houses in Gujarat with a diverse portfolio of interests viz. print, broadcast news television, digital media, brand activations, finance and real estate. Falgunbhai Chimanbhai Patel, the son of Chimanbhai Patel, who was the first Chairman and Managing Director of the company, heads the company today as the Chairman and the Managing Director.

Apart from the flagship newspaper – Sandesh, the company has a 24x7 Gujarati news television channel called Sandesh News, a Gujarati news app called “Little News”, that aggregates news from various sources, Spotlight – which is an Out of Home Media Solutions vertical, Brand Activation, Skylines which is a real estate and construction business of the Group, and a finance vertical, that lends financial support to new business ideas. The company also publishes weekly magazines - Agro Sandesh and Stree.

Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form

Public Company Limited by shares

Business Sectors

Printing and Publishing; Broadcasting; Advertising and Market Research; Real estate; Finance


Individual Owner


25.19% shares of The Sandesh limited are listed in National Stock Exchange and owned by public - both individuals and companies.

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Agro Sandesh (Missing Data)

Other TV Outlets

Sandesh News (Missing data)

Other Online Outlets


Media Business

Printing and Publishing

The Sandesh Limited


Sandesh Digital Private Ltd


The Sandesh Limited


Advertising and Market Research

The Sandesh Limited

Real Estate

The Sandesh Limited


Autumnleaf Estates Private Limited


Dhanali Enterprise Private Limited

Financial Services

Abad Adarsh Investments Private Limited

Chemical manufacture

Sarvatra Chemicals Private Limited


Jade Blue Lifestyle India Limited


Savannah Hotels Private Limited


Cliantha Research Limited

General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Nandlal Bodiwala

No known affiliated interests were found on Nandlal Bodiwala.


Missing Data



‘Sandesh Bhavan’, Lad Society Road,

B/h. Vastrapur Gam, P.O. Bodakdev,

Ahmedabad-380054 (Gujarat-India)

Tel.: +91 (079) 40004000

Fax: +91 (079) 40004242



Tax/ ID Number


Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

INR 3.8 Billion / USD 59.579 Million

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

INR 797.2 Million / USD 12.223 Million

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data


Executive Board

Falgunbhai C. Patel

Chairman & Managing Director

Non-Executive Board

Mukeshbhai Patel

Non-Executive Independent Director, The Sandesh Limited, Director – Cadila Healthcare Limited, Director – Jade Blue Lifestyle India Limited, Director – Zydus Pharmaceuticals Limited, Director- Savannah Hotels Private Limited, Director – Desai Brothers Limited, Director – Cliantha Research Limited, Director – Baap Diagnostics Limited.

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 Sandesh Limited is a Listed company for which most of the data related to the outlet and the company was available through their Annual report 2017-2018 and the Ministry of Corporate affairs website. However, there is no much information available on Patel family members. Not much information is available about the Founder of the newspaper, except the name. The company was written to, by email on 13 May 2019 and courier on the same day, seeking clarification on data collected, and details on missing data. A response is awaited.

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