14-06-2022: Mumbai Samachar India Stamp


On 14th June 2022, the Indian Post Department released the Mumbai Samachar India stamp to commemorate 200 years of Mumbai Samachar. The Mumbai Samachar, founded by Fardunji Marzban in 1822, is the oldest published newspaper in Asia. Firstly Mumbai Sanchar published a paper in Gujarati and English. A weekly paper from 1822 to 1832 and a bi-weekly from 1832 to 1855, it grew thereafter and became one of the newspapers in western India, which was widely read by a large section of the Gujarati-speaking people. Fardunji Murazban was a pioneer not only of journalism in Western India but of all Gujarati printed literature.

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