Rajasthan Patrika is a Hindi language daily newspaper published from Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota and other cities of Rajasthan and from major Indian cities such as Bhopal, Indore, Ahmedabad, Gwalior, Kolkata , Jabalpur and Bangalore. Late Shri "Karpoor Chandra Kulish founded Rajasthan Patrika on 7 March 1956. It is one of the leading newspapers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh highly trusted, and known for the use of excellent Hindi, featuring famous writers such as Gulab Kothari. Recently Rajasthan Patrika instituted the Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Journalism Award in the hallowed memory of late Karpoor Chand Kulish,the founder editor. This annual international award carries prize money of US $ 11000 and a trophy. The award aimed at recognizing efforts of thought leaders in media, journalist's outstanding contributions to upholding professional values as well as protecting and promoting ethics and morality, right and freedom of the people for better quality of life. Dawn Pakistan and Hindustan Times Delhi were jointly awarded with the inaugural Karpoor Chandra Kulish International Award-2007 in New Delhi on 12 March 2008. Former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam bestowed the prizes to the winners. The function was chaired by Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee Patrika Group launched a Hindi news portal www.patrika.com in August 2008.