03 September 2016
Thazhuvia Ramasubbaiyer 21.12.2008
Thazhuvia Ramasubbaiyer (October 2, 1908 – July 21, 1984) (popularly referred to as TVR) was an Indian freedom fighter, philanthropist and founder of the popular Tamil daily newspaper Dinamalar.
On September 6, 1951, TVR founded the Tamil daily Dinamalar, in Trivandrum, the then capital of Travancore state where Nagercoil also was situated in. He basically founded the newspaper as a way to vent the feelings and rights of the people. The first issue was released by Prof. Vaiyapuripillai, a man who gave a new dimension to Tamil Literature.
In the initial days after the launch, the newspaper did not find favour with the government, but TVR persisted. The newspaper grew up to be one of the leading newspapers in Tamil Nadu, and has always pioneered new methods in the Tamil print media. Today, the newspaper is one of the largest in circulation in Tamil Nadu and very popular among the Tamil masses.