ABP Private Limited
Address: 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta – 700 001, INDIA,
Phone: +91-33-22345374 / 2216600 / 22378000
Fax: +91-33-22253243(advertisement), +91-33-22253143(corporate).
Brands: Businessworld, Desh, Sananda , Anandamedia,Anandalok, Unish Kuri, career,ITIS, Fortune India
About: ABP Group
Anandabazar Patrika first appeared on March 13, 1922 — the day of Holi, as an evening daily, printed in red ink. It was a four-pager, priced at two paise and had a first-day circulation of a thousand copies. The newspaper’s red ink led to the contemporary English daily, The Englishman terming it a ‘danger signal’. With its unshakeable patriotic stance, it soon became very popular.
Unbiased views, constructive criticism, indomitable courage and an uncompromising attitude were just a few aspects, which went on to make Anandabazar Patrika the ‘voice of Bengal’. Its popularity reached new heights when, in 1954, the Press Commission report declared Anandabazar Patrika to be the largest circulated newspaper in the country, published from one location.
The No.1 Bengali daily is published from various locations today. Spawning a veritable legion of journalists, Anandabazar Patrika boasts of dedicated readers, worldwide. It is the only Bengali daily to cross 1.2 million in circulation.
Over the years, Anandabazar Patrika has achieved many milestones along the way — it was the first in the east and one of the first in the country to use offset printing. Anandabazar Patrika’s landmark coverage on, among others, Rabindranath Tagore’s death, Netaji’s miraculous escape from detention, Mahatma Gandhi’s death and the Nandaghunti expedition (a project patronised by the ABP Group itself) is legendary.