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FormatPrint, online
Owner(s)Soumya Ranjan Patnaik
PublisherSoumya Ranjan Patnaik
Editor-in-chiefSoumya Ranjan Patnaik
FoundedOctober 4, 1984
HeadquartersBhubaneswar [1]

Sambad is an Indian newspaper of Odia language which is published daily from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It is one of the largest circulated Odia newspapers in Odisha. It is published from the capital city of Bhubaneswar, as well as from Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Balasore, Jajpur, Jeypore, and Angul[1] The first edition of this newspaper was published on October 4, 1984 in Bhubaneswar.[2] Editor since the foundation is Soumya Ranjan Patnaik,[2] a businessman-politician.

Sambad also has the largest readership in the state of Odisha.

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  1. ^ Vir Bala Aggarwal, ed. (2002). Media and Society: Challenges and Opportunities. New Delhi: Concept. p. 151. ISBN 8170229960. OCLC 603671961. Sambad is the only newspaper in the State of Orissa to be published simultaneously from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela and Balasore.
  2. ^ a b S. C. Bhatt (1997). Indian Press Since 1955. New Delhi: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. p. 83. ISBN 8123005555. OCLC 37442873. The Sambad was established in 1984 with Saumya Ranjan Patnaik, son-in-law of J.B. Patnaik, in the saddle. Saumya Ranjan was once a senior BJP leader in Orissa but his father-in-law is said to be the main force behind the paper. The paper has come up in a big way and has an English daily, the Sun Times, in tow. Already the Sambad has editions from Rourkela and Berhampur, apart from its base in Bhubaneswar

Leading vernacular daily ‘Sambad’ secured top rank in Indian Readership Survey (IRS)-2017 retaining its position as the largest circulated daily newspaper in Odisha.