The Inspiration:

Karpoor Chandra 'Kulish', the man who started Rajasthan Patrika as an evening newspaper and took it to the heights of glory was a visionary par excellence, a many-splendoured genius who had lived the ideal as embodied in the oft-quoted puranic aphorism “charaiveti-charaiveti” (move on and on and rest not) and above all a man of extraordinary versatility as reflected in his ablility to convert a small newspaper into an unmatched daily of Rajasthan. He was a brilliant journalist, a scholar of Vedas, a thinker, a philosopher and a poet. When he was in his early twenties, much before he had achieved anything worthy of mention, he had awarded himself the appellation of 'Kulish' - the Invincible One. The man who strode across the land and dreamt of hitting the sky had a humble beginning. He was born on March 20, 1926 in a relatively unknown village called Soda which was a part of the erstwhile state of Diggi and Lawa of Tonk Distt in Rajasthan. He is best remembered for his fearless journalism. Kulishji was a voracious reader and versatile writer. He has to his credit a number of books, among them ‘Saat Sainkda’ is a poetic composition, 'Amerika Ek Vihangam Drishti’, ‘Mein Dekhta Chala Gaya’ and his biography in the form of a conversation under the title ‘DharaPravah’. 'Polampol' is his later years, segment on current affairs. He also rendered his valuable contribution towards ‘Veda’ with his two popular works i.e. “Vedas as Science” and “Ved-Vidya Praveshika”. His famous compilation of all existing 11 samhitas of four vedas, titled as “Shabd Vedas” has been a rare work. He gave talks at the Universities of Bonn and Hamburg, the Institute of Indology in Frankfurt and the International Forum for a Better World, Cologne.His talks had also been serialized by the BBC, Voice of America and Voice of Germany. Kulishji was credited with having brought Pandit Madhusudan Ojha's work on Vedas to light. He has set high standards and healthy traditions for his successors to imbibe and follow.