Narayan Bhikaji Parulekar commonly referred as Nanasaheb Parulekar (20 September 1898 – 8 January 1973), was the Founding Editor of Sakal, a Marathi daily newspaper, launched in January 1932. He also remained the Chairman of the Press Trust of India.[1]

Today, Sakal is the flagship daily of Pune-based Sakal Media Group, which also runs newspapers including Sakaal Times and Gomantak, and sells almost 300,000 copies in Pune district and over 1,000,000 copies across Maharashtra.[2][3]

Parulekar was a recipient of the civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan.[4]

Personal life

He was married to a Frenchwoman Shanta Genevieve Pommeret and had daughter Claude Lila Parulekar, a noted animal rights activist.[5][6]