Dinakaran (Tamil: தினகரன்) is daily Tamil newspaper published from the major cities in Tamil Nadu, India. It was started in 1977 by Former DMK Minister K.P. Kandasamy and estranged son-in-law of S. P. Adithanar who started Dina Thanthi. It was bought out in 2005 by the SUN TV group which is owned by Kalanidhi Maran, the son of former Union Minister Murasoli Maran from Mr P.Kumaran, son of K.P.Kandasamy. According to ABC, the independent auditing agency for publications, it is the largest selling Tamil Daily in India, with over 10,00,000 copies a day and is followed by Daily Thanthi. Presently the paper is published from Mumbai and Pune (from 5 September). In 2006 May, Dinakaran ran into a controversy when it published the results of a series of opinion polls which showed politician M. K. Stalin having more approval than his elder brother M. K. Azhagiri. The Madurai
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