Mr. Sivanthi Adithan passed away on April 19, 2013 in Chennai. He was born on September 24, 1936 and he was the director of Tamil Daily “Dina Thanthi” which started in the year 1959.He holds the award Padma Shri which was given to him by the Government of India in the year 2008. He is popularly known as “Chinna Ayya”. He worked hard and published his Tamil daily to 15 cities across India. Dina Thanthi emerged as the largest read Tamil daily in India.He has funded many temples for renovation and he being an avid sportsman built the state-of-the art indoor volleyball stadium in the Adithanar College, Tiruchendur. Indian volleyball team practices here.He has the below publications under his belt-Dina Thanthi-Malai Malar-Nellai Maalai Murasu-Rani Weekly-Rani Muthu-Gokulam Kathir
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