Namadhu Puratchi Thalaivi Amma
Front page of Namadhu Amma for 3 April 2023
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet E-paper
Owner(s)Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Founder(s)Edappadi K. Palaniswami
PublisherR. Chandrasekhar
EditorS. Kalyana Sundaram
Founded24 February 2018; 6 years ago (2018-02-24)
Political alignment All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Headquarters4, Ananda Road, Alwarpet, Chennai - 600018, Tamil Nadu, India
CirculationTamil Nadu

Namadhu Amma is an Indian Tamil language newspaper started by Edappadi K. Palaniswami.[1][2]

The 'Namadhu Amma' daily newspaper was launched in Chennai on 24 February 2018 marking the 70th birthday of former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam General Secretary and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa. Our Amma Daily, which serves as the official news paper of the AIADMK, will have a minimum of 12 pages. S. Kalyanasundaram is The Current Chief editor of Namadhu Amma daily.[3]


J. Jayalalithaa launched the Namadhu MGR Newspaper as the official mouthpiece of the AIADMK in 1988 and Jaya TV as its visual media in 1999. After the demise of Jayalalithaa, T. T. V. Dhinakaran took control of the Namadhu MGR and Jaya TV which were held by V. K. Sasikala's family. So the news related to then ruling AIADMK government were blacked out in their newspaper and Channel.[4][5]

Therefore, a new daily newspaper named Namadhu Amma was launched on 24 February 2018 to publish the news of the AIADMK government and the party.[6] R. Chandrasekhar became the publisher of the Newspaper.[7][8]

Since its inception, Marudu Alaguraj was the editor-in-chief of the magazine from 2018 to 2022. He resigned as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper on 29 June 2022 in protest against the single leadership in the party.[9][10] On 6 August 2022, S. Kalyanasundaram became the editor-in-chief of Namadhu Amma newspaper.[11]

See also


  1. ^ "AIADMK mouthpiece to be launched on February 24". thehindu. 22 February 2018. Archived from the original on 10 July 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ "அ.தி.மு.க.வுக்கு புதிய நாளேடு: ஜெயலலிதா பிறந்த நாளில் தொடக்கம்". maalaimalar (in Tamil). 18 January 2018. Archived from the original on 10 July 2022. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ அதிமுக நாளிதழின் பெயர் ‘நமது அம்மா’
  4. ^ "AIADMK kicks off 'achivement rallies' across Tamil Nadu". The Economic Times. PTI. 6 January 2016.
  5. ^ ""நமது எம்.ஜி.ஆர்" - "நமது அம்மா"வாக மாறிய கதை !". Jagathesh. Puthiyathalaimurai. 24 February 2018.
  6. ^ AIADMK to launch 'Namadhu Amma' daily
  7. ^ "Contractor's elevation as editor of AIADMK paper surprises many". The Times of India. 28 February 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  8. ^ "I-T officials search AIADMK mouthpiece Namathu Amma publisher's properties in Coimbatore". The New Indian Express. 7 July 2022. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  9. ^ "அ.தி.மு.க நாளிதழ் பொறுப்பில் இருந்து மருது அழகுராஜ் விலகல்: நம்பிக்கை தகர்ந்து விட்டதாக பதிவு". Indian Express tamil (in Tamil). 29 June 2022. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Reporter's diary: 'Namadu Amma' editor resigns". DT Next. 30 June 2022. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  11. ^ "அதிமுகவின் அதிகாரபூர்வ நாளேடான நமது அம்மாவின் புதிய ஆசிரியராக வேலுமணியின் தீவிர ஆதரவாளர் நியமனம்..!". Asianet News tamil (in Tamil). 6 August 2022. Retrieved 6 August 2022.