New Delhi: Shiv Sena's executive president Uddhav Thackeray has been named editor of the party's mouthpieces Saamna and Dopahar Ka Saamna, newspapers that patriarch Bal Thackeray edited till his death on November 17.
Bal Thackeray has now been named "founder-editor" of the dailies. Indicating his desire to keep a low profile, the name of Uddhav, the son of Bal Thackeray, appears only in the print-line of the last pages of the two papers.
While Uddhav will be the new editor, the papers' routine affairs will continue to be managed by trusted executive editors Sanjay Raut (Saamna) and Prem Shukla (Dopahar Ka Saamna).
Marathi broadsheet morninger Saamna was founded Jan 23, 1988, as a party mouthpiece to convey Thackeray's views to the Marathi masses, while Hindi eveninger tabloid Dopahar Ka Saamna was launched Feb 23, 1993, to woo north Indians settled in Maharashtra....more
10:45 AM, Dec 04, 2012
Mumbai: The late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's favourite newspapers Saamna (in Marathi) and Dopahar Ka Saamna (in Hindi) sported black front pages as a mark of mourning for the second consecutive day on Monday. Thackeray, 86, who passed away Saturday, was founder-editor of both newspapers though day-to-day affairs were managed by his hand-picked and trusted executive editors. This is the first time in Saamna's history since its launch Jan...
11:42 AM, Nov 19, 2012
Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's favourite newspapers Saamna (in Marathi) and Dopahar Ka Saamna (in Hindi) were Sunday published with a full black cover jackets and full black cover pages. Thackeray, who passed away Saturday afternoon, was the founder-editor of both the newspapers, though the day-to-day affairs were managed by hand-picked and trusted executive editors. This is the first time in Saamna's history -- since it was launched Jan...
02:56 PM, Nov 18, 2012