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|Owner(s)||Muslim Printing and Publishing Co Ltd|
|Publisher||P K K Bava|
|Circulation||More than 500,000|
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Chandrika is a Malayalam newspaper run by the Muslim printing and publishing company, Kerala. It is published from Kozhikode, Kannur, Malappuram, Kochi, Trivandrum, Kottayam, Doha, Dubai, Riyadh, Bahrain, Dhamam and Jeddah and was the first attempt to have a newspaper from Malabar Muslims to support the backward communities.
Chandrika was established in the year 1934 at Thalassery and it has celebrated its Platinum Jubilee in January 2011. Chandrika started publishing from Kozhikode during 1938-1939. Chandrika has an eventful history in Kerala. It has actively supported various movements in kerala including Indias freedom struggle. Though it is the official mouth piece of Indian Union Muslim League, its aim is the upliftment of the down trodden and backward communities in the society.
Former Kerala Chief Minister Mr. C.H. Mohammed Koya was once the chief editor of Chandrika and he had put in a lot of effort to modernize the newspaper to the one which we see today. Chandrika weekly, Mahila chandrika, sports chandrika and arogya chandrika are published by the Chandrika Family.
Chandrika (in Sanskrit) means blissful moonlight. In Sinhala Chandrikawa means satellite (Singular), Chandrika means satellites (Plural).