Punjab Kesari
Punjab Kesari header with the photos of late founders Lala Jagat Narain and Romesh Chander
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherThe Hindsamachar Ltd.
EditorVijay Chopra (Jalandhar) and Ashwini Kumar Chopra (Delhi)
Political alignmentLiberal
HeadquartersJalandhar, Delhi
Circulation1,159,489 Daily[1] (as of Jul - Dec 2015)

Punjab Kesari is a Hindi-language newspaper published from many centres in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi in India. It is owned by the Punjab Kesari group (The Hindsamachar Ltd.). It is one of the four newspapers started by the group; the other three are Hind Samachar in Urdu, Jagbani in Punjabi languages and Navodaya Times in Hindi languages from Delhi NCR.

The newspaper was established by Lala Jagat Narain and later on his elder son Romesh Chander took over the reins. However, during the days of terrorism in Punjab, both were assassinated, in 1981 and 1984 respectively.[2]
The management also established Shaheed Parivar Fund (martyrs' welfare fund) to provide help to the affected families.[3]

Publication centres

The newspaper has a daily circulation of approximate 1,571,000 copies which are printed from the following locations:

Punjab Kesari on internet

Digital Portals: publish news on their respective websites from two different places in India, i.e., Delhi on PunjabKesari.com and Jalandhar on PunjabKesari.in.[6] As per Alexa, a web traffic data and analytics, Jalandhar group's website PunjabKesari.in is ranked 523[7] in India and Delhi group's website PunjabKesari.com is ranked 9425[8] in India on 17 March 2018.

Bollywood Kesari: Delhi group launched a Bollywood niche website under the brand name Bollywood Kesari.[9]

Cricket Kesari: Delhi group launched a Cricket niche website recently under the brand name Cricket Kesari[10] and Its Facebook page has over 121k likes.[11] sports Punjab kesari site is: sports.punjabkesari.in

Shayari: Delhi group also launched a Shayari specific Facebook page named Shayari[12]

Prominent columnists



  1. ^ "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period July - December 2015" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ NT-Oct22,2013 The Struggle
  3. ^ 108th Shaheed Parivar Fund
  4. ^ Jalandhar Edition PunjabKesari.in
  5. ^ Delhi Edition PunjabKesari.com
  6. ^ Rahul Kumar (13 November 2014). "Big interview: Amit Chopra of Punjab Kesari". PrintWeek. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  7. ^ "How popular is punjabkesari.in?". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on 2 March 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  8. ^ "How popular is punjabkesari.com?". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  9. ^ "बॉलीवुड केसरी". Punjab Kesari (पंजाब केसरी). Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  10. ^ "क्रिकेट केसरी". Punjab Kesari (पंजाब केसरी). Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Cricket Kesari". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Shayari". facebook.com. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  13. ^ Daily Page 2 : Shekhar Gurera's Pocket Cartoon Punjab Kesari 16/09/2014
  14. ^ Tuesday Weekly Editorial : Poonam I Kaushik Punjab Kesari 16/09/2014
  15. ^ Monday Weekly Editorial : Vineet Narain Punjab Kesari 15/09/2014
  16. ^ Sunday Weekly Editorial : Virendra Kapur Punjab Kesari 14/09/2014
  17. ^ Tuesday Weekly Editorial : B G Verghese Punjab Kesari 16/09/2014
  18. ^ Friday Weekly Editorial : Kalyani Shankar Punjab Kesari 15/09/2014
  19. ^ PK Social Media, Jalandhar PKJ online
  20. ^ PK Social Media, Delhi Punjab Kesari (National)
  21. ^ AKC as MP Ashwini Kumar Chopra for Karnal