The Afternoon Despatch & Courier

The Afternoon Despatch & Courier is an evening tabloid in Mumbai, India. The newspaper was launched by Behram Contractor, better known as "Busybee", on 25 March 1985.[1]

The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
Founder(s)Behram Contractor alias "Busybee"
Associate editorAnant Rao Kanangi
Founded25 March 1985 (1985-03-25)
Political alignmentCentre-Left
Free online

This newspaper has served as a launch pad for several well-known journalists in India. The Afternoon Despatch & Courier concentrates on news and features from Mumbai and the adjoining cities.

Anant Rao Kanangi is the Associate Editor of this newspaper.

Kamal Morarka - former union minister and businessman and National president of the Samajwadi Janata Party Chandrashekhar, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of this newspaper.


  1. Behind the News: Voices from Goa's Press. Goa1556. 1 January 2008. pp. 61–. ISBN 978-81-905682-0-3.
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