Rajasthan Patrika
29 February 2012 front page of Rajasthan Patrika
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd.
Founder(s)Mr. Karpoor Chand Kulish
News editorMr. Gulab Kothari
Founded7 March 1956; 68 years ago (1956-03-07)
Political alignmentneutral
HeadquartersJaipur, Rajasthan
Circulation1,385,000 Daily[1] (as of April 2023)
Websitewww.patrika.com Edit this at Wikidata
Free online archivesepaper.patrika.com

Rajasthan Patrika is an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper. It was founded by Karpoor Chandra Kulish in 1956 and published as Rajasthan Patrika in Delhi and Rajasthan, and as Patrika in 9 other states.[2]

As per Indian Readership Survey 2013, Rajasthan Patrika emerged as the fourth most-read Hindi language newspaper in India, and Patrika emerged sixth.[3]


Rajasthan Patrika was founded by Karpoor Chandra Kulish on 7 March 1956. Mr. Karpoor Chand Kulish is follower of Jain religion. Over the years, it became a leading national daily.[4]


Rajasthan Patrika prints editions in New Delhi and the seven cities of Chhattisgarh (in Bilaspur, Jagdalpur and Raipur), Gujarat (in Ahmedabad and Surat), Karnataka (in Bangalore and Hubli), Madhya Pradesh (under the shorter name of Patrika in Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain and eight other cities), Rajasthan in (Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Gangapur City and 13 other cities) and in Tamil Nadu (at Chennai and Coimbatore).[5][6]

Early in 2015, Rajasthan Patrika announced a Delhi-based English news website, called Catch News under the aegis of senior journalist and editor Shoma Chaudhry.[7]
Rajasthan Patrika also publish two bimonthly Hindi language child magazines — "Balhans" and "Chotu-Motu".[8]


The newspaper also has a television division, Patrika TV, which covers news events and airs via satellite domestically and through its YouTube channel worldwide. The network launched on 9 June 2015.


Patrika has been criticised for non-implementation of Majithia Wage Board's recommendations for hiking wages of employees of newspapers, several cases have been lodged in various high courts of states in India and even in Supreme Court of India.[citation needed]

Social awareness activities

Awards given by Patrika

Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Journalism Award

In 2007, Rajasthan Patrika instituted the Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Journalism Award in the memory of Karpoor Chand Kulish, the founder editor. This annual international award carries prize money of US$11,000 and a trophy. The award is aimed at recognizing efforts of thought leaders in media, journalist's outstanding contributions to upholding professional values as well as protecting and promoting ethics and morality, right and freedom of the people for better quality of life. Dawn Pakistan and Hindustan Times Delhi were jointly given the inaugural award in New Delhi on 12 March 2008.[10][11]

Concerned Communicator Award

As a part of its CSR initiatives and social partnering for a better world, Rajasthan Patrika instituted the Concerned Communicator Award in 1997. The winner is awarded a cash prize of US$11,000 and a certificate.[12]


Notable columnist

See also


  1. ^ "Highest Circulated Daily Newspapers (language wise)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  2. ^ Ajwani, Deepak (18 March 2014). "For Rajasthan Patrika, it is Readers Above Advertisers". Forbes India Magazine. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. ^ "MRUC reveals Indian Readership Survey 2013 findings" (PDF). Athens Journals. 28 January 2014.
  4. ^ Ajwani, Deepak (18 March 2014). "For Rajasthan Patrika, it is Readers Above Advertisers". Forbes India Magazine.
  5. ^ "About Patrika Conglomerate". Patrika Group. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Patrika launches two more editions from Madhya Pradesh". afaqs!. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  7. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/company/catch-news [self-published source]
  8. ^ "Read Online Hindi Magazine for Children - Emagazine for Kids — Balhans".
  9. ^ Agarwal, Sanjay (2010). Daan and Other Giving Traditions in India: The Forgotten Pot of Gold. p. 108. ISBN 9788191085402. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  10. ^ "KC Kulish International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism". Rajasthan Patrika. Archived from the original on 1 April 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Karpoor Chandra Kulish Award 2014". kckaward.patrika.com.
  12. ^ "Concerned Communicator Award". Patrika Group. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  13. ^ "The world's biggest change of news on the web". www.patrika.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Feroze Varun Gandhi: Age, Biography, Education, Wife, Caste, Net Worth & More - Oneindia". www.oneindia.com. Retrieved 11 June 2022.