Daily Thanthi is one of the prominent Tamil newspapers from the Daily Thanthi Group. According to the Indian Readership Survey 2017, Daily Thanthi is the top ranked regional newspaper, top ranked Tamil newspaper and the fifth most read regional newspaper in the country. The paper was founded by Balasubramania Adithanar in 1942. Adithanar was a lawyer and a politician who had affiliations with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) – a political party in the state. Today the grandson of Adithanar, Balasubramanian Sivanthi Adityan heads the newspaper. His father received a Padma Shri award in 2008 from the Indian Government for his contribution in Literature and Education.
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Daily Thanthi Group
Daily Thanthi newspaper is published by Daily Thanthi Private Limited. The company is owned by Balasubramanian Adityan Sivanthi (50%) and Beemsingh Thalikuveli Rajalingam (50%).
Affiliated Interests Founder
founded the Thanthi Newspaper in 1942. By profession, he was a lawyer and also a politician having established a party called Tamil Rajyam (Tamil Rule) which later became Naam Thamizhar Katchi (We The Tamils Party). He was a minister in the Muthuvel Karunanidhi government in Tamil Nadu. He founded Daily Thanthi Paper, reportedly inspired by the Daily Mirror in the UK, where he studied law. His son, Sivanthi Adithan took over the leadership of the Group after SP Adithanar passed away in 1981, until he himself passed away in 2013. Currently the founder’s grandson Sivanthi Balasubramanian Adityan is in charge of the Thanthi Group.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
is the director of Daily Thanti. He is aso the grandson of the founder of the paper. He serves in leadership positions in various other companies including Hello FM Malar Publications Ltd, Adithanar Educational Institution and Sun Paper Mill Ltd.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
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Daily Thanthi Private Limited publishes the Daily Thanthi newspaper. Daily Thanthi Private Limited is part of the Daily Thanthi Group which is not a legal entity has diverse business interests and presents a larger perspective of the owners in general. The company was written to, by email on 18 March 2019 and courier on 25 March 2019, seeking information and verification of data. There has been no response from the Company.