Patrika's founder immortalised on a stamp

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | July 13, 2012
The stamp has been introduced in honour of Karpoor Chandra Kulish by the Indian Postal Department.

The Indian Postal Department has issued a stamp honouring the memory of Karpoor Chandra 'Kulish', the founder of the Patrika Group.

Stamp honouring Karpoor Chandra Kulish

A brief programme was organised at the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's office at South Block for the presentation of the stamp to the PM, which was attended by Gulab Kothari, group chairman and chief editor, Patrika Group. Also present was Sachin Pilot, minister of state for communications and information technology.

The PM expressed his belief that Rajasthan Patrika, with its healthy journalism walking on the path and principals laid down by its founder Karpoor Chandra 'Kulish', will take the legacy forward.

Born on March 20, 1926 in a relatively unknown village called Soda in Rajasthan, Chandra is best remembered for his journalistic skills. He started Rajasthan Patrika as an evening newspaper in 1956. Chandra was a journalist, a scholar of the Vedas, a thinker, a philosopher and a poet. During the early years of his life, before achieving success, he had awarded himself the appellation of 'Kulish' - the Invincible One.

He has authored a number of books including a poetic composition, Saat Sainkda, America Ek Vihangam Drishti, Mein Dekhta Chala Gaya, a conversation-style autobiography titled Dhara Pravah, and a current affairs book titled Polampol. He also contributed towards 'Veda' with his two works including Vedas as Science and Ved-Vidya Praveshika. His compilation of 11 samhitas of the four Vedas, titled Shabd Vedas, is considered rare.

He gave talks at the Universities of Bonn and Hamburg, the Institute of Indology in Frankfurt and the International Forum for a Better World, Cologne.

For the record, the Patrika Group has its presence in seven states with 30 editions.

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