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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Ganashakti Trust
PublisherDebashis Chakraborty
EditorDebashis Chakraborty
Associate editorAtanu Saha
Political alignmentLeft wing
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India

Ganashakti Patrika (1967-present) is an Indian Bengali daily newspaper published from Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Initially the paper started as an organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) West Bengal State Committee.[1]


It first appeared as a fortnightly in 1967 and then it started as an evening daily for quite some time and finally converted into a full-fledged daily newspaper. Presently Ganashakti has 3 editions in Kolkata, Durgapur and Siliguri having a daily circulation of less than 2,00,000. It's one of the founder was Ashok Gupta or Ramendranath Bhattacharya, who fought in Goa Liberation movement and he was a prominent Marxist leader of West Bengal.

The principal catalyst behind transformation of Ganashakti was Saroj Mukherjee, a freedom fighter and CPI(M)'s state secretary during the 1980s. After Mukherjee's death his efforts were carried on by Anil Biswas. Ganashakti reached its highest circulation at the time of Biswas's editorship. Ganashakti trust is the owner of the Ganashakti newspaper. The present editor is Debashis Chakraborty.


  1. ^ Ganashakti Retrieved 30 December 2012

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