"Jagbani Punjabi" is a newspaper that was founded in 1978 and is still owned by the Punjab Kesari Group as of 2015. It was established by Lala Jagat Narain, who was assassinated in 1981, followed by his son, who was also assassinated in 1984. The paper has always been considered a newspaper of the masses with its editorials and news for common Punjabis along with its predecessor in Hindi, the "Punjab Kesari."
This newspaper is printed in Jalandhar and Ludhiana, and it has an average of 310,000 circulated copies on a weekday. As part of the Punjab Kesari Group, the paper is also synonymous with the Shaheed Parivar Fund, a fund helping the victims of terrorism. This stems back to the assassinations of its founder and his son but is also testament to the broader social involvement of the paper and the struggle that the paper's founders had during its inception.
The newspaper's founder, Lala Jagat Narain, had a turbulent time growing up during the era of independence and separation. He was imprisoned several times for a total period of nine years for his political beliefs. One aspect of his life that he imprinted firmly on the ethos of the newspaper was his passion for democracy -- Narain was a member of several different congresses for over 30 years.