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Kothari Family

Kothari Family

The Kothari Family are the owners of the Patrika Group, which publishes the Rajasthan Patrika, a Hindi daily newspaper, and broadcasts Radio Tadka and Patrika TV. The Kothari Family are the descendants of Karpoor Chandra Kulish, the founder of Rajasthan Patrika. His son, Gulab Kothari, is at present, the Editor-in-Chief of Rajasthan Patrika. He is also the Group Chairman of the Patrika Group. Dr. Gulab Kothari is the recipient of D. Litt. in Philosophy from the Intercultural Open University, Netherlands. As a recognition to his contribution to social excellence, the OkiDo Global Research Institute, Italy conferred a special honor on Kothari with a Doctor of Philosophy title. Kothari has also authored many books in English and Hindi. He writes on aspects of human life and journalistic communication from the prism of Vedas, the holy scriptures of Hindu religion. His contributions were recognized by several awards including the Moortidevi Award-2011 and the Honorary Doctorate of Literature from Amity University, Jaipur. He has also been awarded PhD in administration from Universidad Central de Nicaragua (UCN) and Universidad Azteca (UA).

Gulab Kothari’s sons Nihar and Siddharth Kothari are in charge of the company.

Kothari Family owns 98.04% share of Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited both directly and through one subsidiary: Patrika Finance Private Limited. The direct shareholding of Kothari Family in Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited is 86.7% of which the major shareholders are Nihar Kothari (34.35%), Siddharth Kothari (34.35%),

Gulab Kothari (4.34%), Milap Kothari (4.27%), Manjula Kothari (3.97%), Kalpana Kothari (3.72%) and the remaining 1.67% shares are with other members of the family.

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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

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Nihar Kothari

the elder son of Gulab Kothari, is the Managing Director and the Executive Editor of Patrika. He is an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Graduate, and has done a course in Media Management from Kellogg- Medill. He has been in this position since 2002. Nihar Kothari drives the company’s new businesses and social ventures. Nihar Kothari is also the Director of other Group companies including Patrika Media (India) Private Limited, Sky Media Private Limited, Jaimor Limited, Patrika Online Private Limited, Patrika Finance Private Limited, and Gray Matter Infotech Private Limited.

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