Sakshi (newspaper)

Sakshi is a Telugu daily newspaper based in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It is owned by Y. S. Bharati, wife of the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy and run by K. Ramachandra Murthy.[2]

TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Y.S Bharathi
PublisherJagathi publications
EditorMurali V
Deputy editorR. Dileep Reddy, K. Sudhakar Reddy
FoundedMarch 2008
HeadquartersHyderabad, India
Circulation1,345,194 Daily[1] (as of Jul 2019)


Sakshi was launched on 24 March 2008, the first regional newspaper designed by the world-renowned newspaper designer, Mario Garcia.[3] According to Price Water House Audit, the newspaper had an initial print run of 1,286,670.[citation needed]


According to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, circulation figures released in December, 2017, Sakshi is the second largest circulating newspaper in Telugu states (Telanagana and Andhra Pradesh) after Eenadu with a circulation figure of more than 1.09 million.[4]

Sakshi began with 23 editions published simultaneously from 19 cities (in then Andhra Pradesh) along with the four metropolitan areas of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore. This record was acknowledged by the Limca Book of Records. Sakshi was the second newspaper in India to publish all of its pages in colour. Sakshi is now available online every day with all of its editions along with the regional editions.[citation needed]


Due to the newspaper being owned by YSRCP, there have been several allegations that the newspaper is biased. ..[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period July - December 2015" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ May 9, Ganesh Lakshman | TNN |; 2012; Ist, 16:28. "Owner of Sakshi TV and newspaper Y S Jaganmohan Reddy files case challenging the freezing of the Sakshi accounts. The CBI is directed to file its counter and the matter posted to Thursday. -- - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 September 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Tata, Madhavi (7 April 2008). "We Are The News". Outlook. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Sakshi Denies Plans to Sell the Stake". 26 March 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2020.

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