How a newspaper welcomed the new republic

26 January 2010

The front page of the Bangalore newspaper Deccan Herald 60 years ago, on 26 January 1950, the day India became a republic.

Launched in 1948, the paper was then edited by the legendary Pothan Joseph, who, besides editing The Dawn when it was started in Delhi by Mohammed Ali Jinnah, also had a role to play in the Hindustan Times, The Mail and The Hindu.

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