Founded by (the late) Shri Gopal Krishna Gokhale in 1911, The Hitavada has been Central India's largest-selling English daily newspaper for decades. It is one of the oldest newspapers in India and was launched with a specific aim of serving the great struggle for Independence from the alien rule. The Hitavada's fortunes changed for the better when Shri Banwarilal Purohit took over the management in late 1978 from Shri Vidya Charan Shukla who headed the Progressive Writers and Publishers, and revived the defunct publication. After that, The Hitavada has seen only an upward curve of growth and progress. It now boasts of four editions -- at Nagpur, Jabalpur, Raipur, and the fourth fledgling one at Bhopal. Under the leadership of Shri Banwarilal Purohit as Managing Editor, Shri Rajendra Purohit as Publisher and Shri Vijay Phanshikar as Editor, The Hitavada has grown from strength to strength in the past three decades, and has entered the centenary year with a confidence to march ahead keeping intact the ideals laid down by founder Shri Gopal Krishna Gokhale.