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The Patel Family

The Patel family is the owner of The Sandesh Limited which owns Sandesh, a daily Gujrati Newspaper. The Patel saga with the Sandesh newspaper started in 1958 when Chimanbhai Patel took charge of the Sandesh newspaper as the Chairman and Managing Director of Sandesh Limited, the holding company of the newspaper. Chimanbhai Patel is known to maintain good distance from all political influences, and is known to be keen on promoting values of journalistic objectivity in the news that the paper published. After the death of Chimanbhai Patel, his son Falgunbhai Chimanbhai Patel and family are in charge of the newspaper. Today, the company has grown to having diverse business interests including Sandesh TV, a Gujarati news television channel, “Little News” app, in digital news medium, that curates news from various sources in English, outdoor advertising, brand activation, real estate and finance, among many others.

Today Chimanbhai Patel’s son, Falgunbhai Chimanbhai Patel is the Chairman & Co-Managing Director of Sandesh Limited, the company that publishes the Gujarati news daily, Sandesh. He is a Commerce Graduate, and has done his Advance Management Studies in the USA. An experienced hand in Print Media, Patel has affiliated interests in the field of Chemicals, Real Estate, Investments and Stockholding. Some of the companies that Patel is a Director in, include Sandesh Digital Private Ltd, Autumnleaf Estates Private Limited, Dhanali Enterprise Private Limited, Satlon Enterprise Private Limited, Dhanali stock holdings Private Limited., Abad Adarsh Investments Private Limited, Sarvatra Chemicals Private Limited, among others. He is also partner in Satyesh Prochem LLP, Sandesh Procon LLP, FSR Infracon LLP, Saintfoin Enterprise LLP and Scabious Enterprise LLP.

Media Companies / Groups
Media Outlets


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

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Pannaben Falgunbhai Patel

the wife of Falgunbhai Chimanbhai Patel, is the Director of The Sandesh Limited. An Economics Graduate, Pannaben is a social worker and associated with many social groups and charitable entities. She is also the Director in Dhanali Enterprise Private Limited.

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Data Publicly Available

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

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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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