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Daily Thanthi Group

Daily Thanthi Group

The Daily Thanthi Private Limited is a part of the Daily Thanthi Group was founded by C. P. Adithanar, in the year 1942 with the Daily Thanthi Newspaper in the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Today it has grown into the Daily Thanthi Group of companies with diversified interests in education, publishing and broadcast television, apart from travel and realty. The company publishes Daily Thanthi, or Dina Thanthi in the local language, roughly translated to “Daily Telegraph”. The Group also broadcasts Thanthi TV News channel in Tamil through its company, Metro Nation Chennai Television Private Limited. The Group has a company called Malar Publications that publishes the evening daily Maalai Malar (Evening Edition) and Malai Murasu (Evening Bugle) from Tirunelveli district in Tamilnadu. Malar Publications also broadcasts through AMN TV, a cable network in 33 centres across the state of Tamil Nadu with a combined viewership of 9 million people, according to their website. Malar also publishes Tamil periodicals like Rani Weekly, Rani Muthu, and Gokulam Kathir. The Daily Thanthi Group runs a host of educational institutions like Aditanar College of Arts & Science in Tiruchendur, Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, Govindammal Aditanar College for Women, Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Education and Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar Teacher Training Institute among others. The Group is also into realty called Subasri Realty.

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Daily Thanthi Group

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Private Limited

Business Sectors

Publishing; Radio and TV Broadcasting; Education; Realty; Travel;

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Thanthi TV

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TV Broadcasting



Malar Publications Private Limited



Subasri Realty


India Cabs Private Limited


Educational Trustee Company Private Limited

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Si. Ba. Adithanar

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.


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Daily Thanthi Private Limited, 86,

Second Floor, EVKS Sampath Road,

Vepery, Chennai – 600007.

Phone: 044 25303000




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Executive Board

Balasubramanian Sivanthi Adityan


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ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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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.

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