Dina Thanthi
Daily Thanthi
Front page of Daily Thanthi on 12 July 2012
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Thanthi Trust
Founder(s)S. P. Adithanar
Founded1 November 1942 (1 November 1942)
Political alignmentSocialism and Liberal Conservatism
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Circulation1,137,041 Daily[1] (as of April 2023)

Dina Thanthi (Tamil: தினத்தந்தி, English: Daily Mail; known as Daily Thanthi in English) is a Tamil language daily newspaper. It was founded by S. P. Adithanar in Madurai in 1942. Dina Thanthi is India's largest daily printed in the Tamil language and the ninth largest among all dailies in India by circulation.[2] It is printed in 16 cities across India and also prints an international editions in Dubai & Sri lanka.


Dina Thanthi was established in Madurai in 1 November 1942 by lawyer, politician and editor S. P. Adithanar.[3]


This daily newspaper is published from 16 cities in India namely Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pondicherry, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupur and Vellore. In the second half of 2015, the newspaper has a circulation of 1,714,743.

International edition is printed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the Middle East market.[4]

Another international edition is printed at Colombo in Sri Lanka, issued along with Virakesari (Sri Lanka Tamil newspaper).

Circulation by editions

Edition Average
Chennai 4,98,188
Madurai 1,27,182
Coimbatore 1,23,910
Vellore 67,981
Trichy 1,02,751
Tirunelveli 1,32,083
Salem 1,25,528
Cuddalore 68,811
Bangalore 62,040
Puducherry 30,536
Erode 57,552
Nagercoil 1,08,571
Thanjavur 94,754
Dindigul 52,290
Tirupur 43,119
Mumbai 19,447


In 2005, the central Government conferred the Padma Shri award to the managing director of Dinathanti, Sivanthi Adithan, for his excellent work in educating the poor.

In order to improve the educational quality of the poor students, the daily newspaper is giving educational grants to the students who are studying in the top 3 positions in the 10th plus-2 classes. Tamil Nadu Scholars are honored by giving prize money and gold medal every year in C. Pa. Aditanar's birthday function.


Various supplements also come along with Daily Thanthi, as follows:

Day Supplements
Sunday Devathai Book, Gnayiru mlr (2 Full pages) & Kudumba mlr (2 Full pages)
Monday Manavar special (Full Page)
Tuesday Aruldharum Anmeegam Book
Wednesday VANAVIL (Full Page)
Saturday Muthucharam (2 Full pages), Ilaignar Malar (2 Full pages) & Mugavari (real-estate and construction technology news)

It also carries a special supplement and conducts programmes for students to prepare for board and other competitive exams.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Highest Circulated Daily Newspapers (language wise)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  2. ^ "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period July - December 2015" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  3. ^ "About us, Daily Thanthi". Daily Thanthi. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  4. ^ Staff Reporter. "Leading Tamil newspaper now available in UAE". Khaleej Times.
  5. ^ "Daily Thanthi's career awareness program "Vetri Nichayam"". livechennai.in. Retrieved 25 July 2015.