The Tribune, a popular newspaper now published from Chandigarh, New Delhi, Jalandhar, Dehradun and Bathinda started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising five eminent persons as trustees. It is a major Indian newspaper with a worldwide circulation.
Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia (1848-98) was champion of progressive and social reform measures in Punjab. Born in Varanasi, Dyal Singh was the only son of General Lehna Singh. He lost his parents at the age of six. He got his early education in the Mission School at Amritsar and was later self-educated. He founded the newspaper "Tribune". He managed the affairs of the Golden Temple for nearly thirty years. Being a Brahmo Samaji he cut off his hair and lived in European style. He took up business in real estate and diamonds and earned huge wealth.
He was the first president of the Indian Association of Lahore and continued in that capacity till his death. He was Chairman, Board of Directors of the country's first indigenous bank, the Punjab National Bank. He was also a pillar of the Brahmo Samaj and donated liberally for educational institutions and libraries. The English edition apart, the 128-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Dainik Tribune (Hindi) and Punjabi Tribune. Presently Mr. H.K Dua is the Editor in chief of The Tribune Group of Newspapers, Mr Uttamsen Gupt is the Editor for The Tribune, Mr. Naresh Kaushal is the Editor for Dainik Tribune and Mr. Sidhu Damdami is the Editor for Punjabi Tribune. All the three Newspapers are published under 'The Tribune Trust'.