TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Toiling Masses Welfare Trust Tamil Nadu
Editor-in-chiefRamalingam C
Founded29 June 1963
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu

Theekkathir is a Tamil newspaper ran by Toiling Masses Welfare Trust Tamil Nadu. Theekkathir is being published from Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore and Tiruchirappalli.[1]


In 1963, Theekkathir was started as a weekly from Chennai with the fund collected by Coimbatore mill workers. Its first editor was Arputhasamy, fondly called as Appu.[2]

Theekkathir was launched in 1966 at (Nadesan Road) Chennai. Its regular edition was launched in 1969 at Madurai and became a daily newspaper in 1971.[citation needed]

The paper's second edition started from Chennai in 1993. Its third edition started from Coimbatore in 2007. The fourth edition from Tiruchirappalli was launched as a conclusion of the August campaign. [3]


  1. ^ Rajendran, S P (3 June 2007). "Third Edition Of Theekkathir Launched". People's Democracy. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  2. ^ "தோழர்.எல்.அப்பு - குன்றா பெருநெருப்பு". கீற்று.
  3. ^ Sindhan, R (12 September 2010). "Theekkahtir Launches Tiruchi Edition". People's Democracy. Retrieved 30 May 2012.