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Sandesh - Gujarat's largest media house, for past 90 years is committed to empower 6 crore Gujaratis with the Information, Knowledge and Analysis
Sandesh started its journey in the world of Journalism in 1923. Since than it has flourished into 7 editions and has played a critical and vital role in the upliftment and welfare of five crore Gujaratis. It covers the latest news and deals with the day to day situation with equanimity and fare judgment . Sandesh provides information and entertainment through its supplements dealing with almost all the subjects.
The Sandesh Limited is a listed and public limited company with Head Quarter at Ahmedabad. Till 1984, Sandesh was a single edition newspaper published from Ahmedabad. Then under expansion programme new editions were launched Baroda, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar,Kutch & Mumbai in 1985, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2011 and 2014 respectively.
Initially in 1923 Shri Nandlal Bodiwala started Sandesh daily on a small scale, But in 1958 when late Shri Chimanbhai Patel was at the helm of affairs ; his vision , foresight and business acuemenship changed the destiny of Sandesh and its circulation began to increase by leaps and bounds. His unique contribution was ‘Sunday Sanskar Poorti’ in Gujarati journalism, that included many celebrities as columnists . Thus he was the pioneer of Sunday Supplements in Gujarati journalism. He was always in search of new talents and new ideas to make Sandesh a unique and dynamic daily. It was this missionary zeal that made Sandesh a household name in Gujarat.
Present CMD and the Editor of Sandesh Shri Falgunbhai Patel joined the organization in 1979 after completing his MBA in USA. His close collaboration with his father made a rare combination of wide experience and youthful dynamism that added a rare spirit of adventure and calculated business viewpoint in the development of Sandesh as a giant entity. The company went public in 1994 with a premium of Rs.90/- on the face value of Rs. 10/- per share. The issue was oversubscribed by 15 times. “The Sandesh Limited” thus became the first media house to become a public limited company.