Type Daily Newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) T.V. Ramasubbaiyer
Founder(s) T.V. Ramasubbaiyer
Founded September 6, 1951
Language Tamil
Headquarters Chennai, India
Circulation 894,995 Daily[1] (as of Jul - Dec 2015)
Website dinamalar.com

Dinamalar is a Tamil daily newspaper. It was founded by T. V. Ramasubbaiyer in 1951.[2] Dinamalar is the third largest Tamil daily in India by circulation.[1] It is printed in 10 cities across India.


Dinamalar was founded by T. V. Ramasubbaiyer on September 6, 1951 at Thiruvananthapuram. The operations were moved to Tirunelveli in 1957.[3] New editorial units were opened in Tiruchirapalli in 1966 and Madras in 1979.[4]


The newspaper is printed in 10 cities namely Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Pondicherry, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli and Vellore.[3] As of 2014, the newspaper has a circulation of 897,637.[1]


The following supplements are published by Dinamalar:

Day Supplements Description
Puthaga Mathipurai Daily book reviews
Varthaga Seithikal Daily investments and markets
Nagar Malar Saturday city problems and events
Vivasaya Malar Wednesday agriculture
Siruvar Malar[5] Friday children
Thirai Malar Friday cinema
Vara Malar[6] Sunday entertainment
Manamalai Tuesday matrimony
Computer Malar[7] technology


In October 2009, Dinamalar published an article claiming that several Tamil film actresses were involved in prostitution along with pictures and names. The South Indian Film Artistes' Association petitioned to have the editor arrested and staged a rally condemning the same. The editor of the newspaper, Lenin was arrested.[8] He was released on the next day on protests from Chennai Press Club, Madras Union of Journalists, Press Trust of India and The Indian Newspaper Society. Dinamalar stated that the news was obtained from ethical sources and there was no secondary agenda.[9]

On 8 September 2008, Dinamalar's supplementary edition Computer malar carried a cartoon of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad which led to protest from Islamic groups.[10]


  1. 1 2 3 "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period July - December 2015" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. "Dinamalar founder's contributions recalled". The Hindu. 26 March 2009.
  3. 1 2 "About us, Dinamalar". dinamalar.com. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  4. Jeffrey, Robin (24 March 2000). India's newspaper revolution. C. Hurst & Co. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-85065-383-7.
  5. "Siruvar Malar". dinamalar.com. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  6. "Vara Malar". dinamalar.com. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  7. "Computer Malar". dinamalar.com. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  8. "Dinamalar editor arrested". hotclix.com. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  9. "Dinamalar press release". dinamalar.com. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  10. "Security beefed up at Dinamalar office". sify.com. Retrieved 25 July 2015.

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