TypeDaily Newspaper
Owner(s)The Deshdoot Group of Newspapers
Founder(s)Deokisan Sarda
PublisherThe Deshdoot Group of Newspapers
LanguageMarathi, English
CityNashik, Ahmednagar, Dhule, Jalgaon, Nandurbar
Sister newspapersSarvmat, Nagar Times

Deshdoot (Marathi देशदूत – messenger of the country) is an Indian daily newspaper, published in the Marathi language in the northern part of Maharashtra state.[1][2] It is headquartered in Nashik.

Deshdoot is the fastest growing Marathi newspaper in India.[3]


It was founded in 1966 by Mr. Deokisan Sarda. The current directors include Deokisan Sarda, Rameshwar Sarda, Vikram Sarda and Janak Sarda.[4]

Deshdoot was a weekly newspaper until September 1970. Today, it is in Alexa's top 15 ranked web-site in Marathi category.[5]

It is an established daily in North Maharashtra, comprising the five districts of Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar and Ahmednagar. The paper was established in 1966 with its flagship edition in Nashik. Since then, the paper has grown steadily across North Maharashtra starting with the English daily Deshdoot (called Deshdoot Times since 1998) in 1991; the Dhule edition in 1996; the Jalgaon edition in 1997; the Nandurbar edition in 1998[6] and the Ahmednagar edition in 1999.[7]

The group also launched a different newspaper by the name of Sarvamat in Ahmednagar in 1976.[8] It is among the few publications that has two newspapers in the same language for the same market.[7]


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  3. ^ Tambat, Sanjay Vishnu. "Review of The Press in India (2008 to 2012)" (PDF). Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  4. ^ Kohli-Khandekar, Vanita. "Marathi newspaper market set to see big battle". Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Top site section of website". Alexa. Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  6. ^ Khadse, Eknath. "Today is the Anniversary of Dainik Deshdoot Khandesh Edition. Heartiest Congratulations to Deshdoot Family!!!". Archived from the original on 23 March 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  7. ^ a b Dua, Rohan. "Marathi daily Deshdoot fortifies presence with Ahmednagar edition". Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  8. ^ Dua, Rohan. "Marathi daily Deshdoot fortifies presence with Ahmednagar edition". exchange4media. Retrieved 13 February 2017.