Daily Sach(SACH) is an Indian Urdu-language daily newspaper published from Jammu, India founded in 1940 by Raja Mohammad Akbar Khan with roots in the Indian independence movement (“SACH” means Truth in Urdu), it was established with a principle to publish the news and aware the people of United India about the historical changes that were taking place in the British Indian Empire. It is now owned and published by Sach Group, which is currently owned by Raghunandan Gupta and Sunita Gupta.
Daily Sach was founded in 1940 in Mirpur, POK by Raja Mohammad Akbar Khan, during Indian independence movement under British Raj, and was published weekly. It contained news from India and the world, as well as the Indian Subcontinent. The daily editions of the paper were started in late 19th century.
Raja Mohammad Akbar Khan in 1946 before his death had passed the ownership of newspaper to Master Roshan Lal (also known as Master Ji) who was his close friend. A freedom fighter, who later became active member of National Conference and Member of Legislative Council from Jammu region. After INDO-PAK partition Master Ji started publishing the newspaper from Jammu. With time, Daily Sach had a sizeable circulation in Jammu, Srinagar and even its readership outside India and later in 1995 paper was passed to Master Ji’s younger Brother Krishan Lal Gupta due to health issues.
Throughout the 20th century, this paper acted as a flag bearer for Indian journalism, covering major events in India and the world spanning various fields including politics, science, sports, lifestyle.
Daily Sach upgraded to digital computerized printing from hand written publication, where upon, a copy of paper written by the calligraphers, known as katibs is processed onto a photo negative and mass-produced within a printing press. Daily Sach consolidated itself as the oldest Urdu newspaper with good Urdu daily circulation in Jammu and neighboring areas.
On 27th October, 2014 on urging demand of readers; Sach News Group also started its weekly English Newspaper “Sach Jammu“, which is published from Jammu.
On 1st Feb 2016 Raghunandan Gupta, took charge of “Sach” Urdu Daily Newspaper from Krishan Lal Gupta and Sunita Gupta took charge of “Sach Jammu” English weekly Newspaper.
On 14th April, 2016 Sach News Group took an extra mile and became 1st Urdu Newspaper to Launch Urdu Android Mobile Application and organised App downloading fest during Basakhi fest at Canal road Jammu.