Our History


ABOUT SANDESH GROUP


  • 1923
    First Copy of ”Sandesh” published from Bombay
  • 1923
    First Gujarati Newspaper in Gujarat State “Sandesh” started from Jalovali na Nake, Under Aarya Samaj Temple, Raipur. (Founder & Editor was Shri Nandlal Bodiwala & Asst. Editor was Shri Pushkarrao Desai). Cost was 3 Pai (Old Currency).
  • 1926
    Sandesh Newspaper published from Basement floor of Central Bank Bldg, Gandhi Rd.
  • 1932
    Commercial Printing Press started at B/h Novelty Cinema, Gheekanta Rd.
  • 1934
    First Time “Sandesh” published on Fast Stereo Rotary Machine and developed printing press.
  • 1934
    “Sandesh Directory” published.
  • 1937
    Daily English Newspaper started “Star”.
  • 1941
    Evening Newspaper started name of “SEVAK”.
  • 1941
    Amara Sardar (Book) published “Block Process Studio” started.
  • 1943
    Sandesh Ltd. Incorporated as Public Limited Company under the Companies Act 1913
  • 1943
    Weekly Newspaper “Gujarati Panch” merged with Sandesh Newspaper
  • 1944
    First Copy of “Panchang” (Yearly publication) published.
  • 1947
    The Sandesh Ltd. Completed 25 Years
  • 1948
    Sandesh Newspaper published from its own building at Ghee Kanta Area and brought Latest Rotary Machine which printed 30,000 copies in 1 hour.
  • 1956
    Sheth Shri Chimanbhai S. Patel had taken over the charge of The Sandesh Ltd. as a Chairman & Managing Director (CMD)
  • 1961
    Noon Newspaper started name of the “PRAJABANDHU”.
  • 1962
    First Copy of “STREE” Magazine published
  • 1967-2003
    Fortnightly Magazine “Dharmsandesh”.
  • 1985
    Vadodara Edition started
  • 1988
    Surat Edition started
  • 1990
    Rajkot Edition started.
  • 1994
    The Company went Public in 1994 with a premium of Rs. 90/- on the face value of Rs.10/-.
  • 1995
    Sheth Shri Falgunbhai Patel taken charge as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of The Sandesh Ltd.
  • 1995
    Started its online edition www.sandesh.com
  • 1996
    First US Edition published from Chicago. (Weekly Newspaper (Every Sunday))
  • 1998
    Bhavnagar Edition started
  • 2000
    Sandesh Press shifted in New Building from Gheekanta to Bodakdev.
  • 2003
    Shri Parthivbhai Patel taken charge as Managing Director (MD)
  • 2010
    Sandesh Spotlight started.
  • 2011
    Bhuj (Kutch) Edition started
  • 2011
    AGRO Sandesh on Agricultural weekly Edition (Every Monday) started
  • 2012
    Sandesh Telecast started.
  • 2013
    Sandesh Launched Application – Sandesh App.
  • 2014
    Mumbai Edition started
  • 2014
    Incorporated SBPL