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Gujarat Samachar
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lok Prakashan Limited
PublisherShreyans Shah
EditorShreyans Shah
HeadquartersAhmedabad, India
Circulation4,642,000 (Indian Readership Survey 2014)
OCLC number43611166

The Gujarat Samachar is the leading Gujarati-language daily newspaper published in India. Its headquarters are in Ahmedabad with a branch in Surat. It is distributed from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Mumbai, Mehsana, Bhuj and New York City.


The newspaper was founded by Chhabilbhai M. Patel in 1932. It is later acquired by Shantilal Shah in 1952.[1][2] Its first issue was published on 16 January 1932.[3]


Gujarati Samachar is primarily available in the state of Gujarat in India. The newspaper is available in several cities in the state including Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, and Baroda, Bhuj, Mehsana, Junagadh among others.

Television channel

It also launched a Gujarati News Channel in December 2012, GSTV.

Notable columnists


  1. ^ Jeffrey, Robin. India's Newspaper Revolution: Capitalism, Technology and the Indian Language Press, 1977–1999, p. 120 (2000) ("In Gujurat in the 1950s, successful business families ... acquired both the big old nationalist newspapers, Gujarat Samachar, founded in 1932, and Sandesh, founded in 1923.")
  2. ^ "Lady Luck of Gujarat Samachar passes away – The Times of India". 8 November 2011. Archived from the original on 8 November 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  3. ^ Thaker, Mahesh (2011). Thaker, Dhirubhai (ed.). ગુજરાતી વિશ્વકોશ [Gujarati Encyclopedia]. Vol. VI (Part 2) (2nd ed.). Ahmedabad: Gujarati Vishwakosh Trust. p. 218.