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