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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Sun Group
Founder(s)K. P. Kandasamy
Founded1977 (1977)
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu , India
Circulation1,167,189 Daily[1] (as of Jul - Dec 2015)
WebsiteDinakaran website

Dinakaran is a Tamil daily newspaper distributed in Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded by K. P. Kandasamy in 1977 and is currently owned by media conglomerate Sun Group's Sun Network.[2] Dinakaran is the second largest circulated Tamil daily in India after Dina Thanthi as of 2015.[3][4][5] It is printed in 12 cities across India. Dinakaran was founded in 1977 by K. P. Kandasamy after he split from Dina Thanthi owned by his father-in-law S. P. Adithanar during the split of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam from Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.[6] In 2005, the newspaper was acquired from K. P. K. Kumaran by Kalanithi Maran's Sun Group.[2]

Dinakaran is published from 12 cities in India namely Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Nagercoil, Puducherry, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli and Vellore. As of 2014, the newspaper has a circulation of 1,215,583.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period July - December 2015" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Sun acquires Dinakaran newspaper". rediff.com. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Details of most circulated publications for the audit period Jul-Dec 2014" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  4. ^ Judy Franko (13 March 2010). "Tamil daily Dinakaran takes over the lead". exchange4media.com. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  5. ^ "India's 15 most-read newspapers". rediff.com. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  6. ^ Jeffrey, Robin (24 March 2000). India's newspaper revolution. C. Hurst & Co. p. 79,80,114,135. ISBN 978-1-85065-383-7.