|Owner(s)||Toiling Masses Welfare Trust Tamil Nadu|
|Founded||29 June 1963|
|Headquarters||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
In 1963, Theekkathir was started as a weekly from Chennai with the fund collected by Coimbatore mill workers. Its first editor was Arputhasamy, fondly called as Appu.
The paper’s second edition started from Chennai in 1993. Its third edition started from Coimbatore in 2007. The fourth edition from Tiruchirappalli was launched as a conclusion of the August campaign.