Best Indian Newspapers to Release your Death Anniversary Messages


“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on”- Irving Berlin

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It is going to be a year since you lost your loved one and you really don’t know of anything special you can do to show your sincere gratitude and condolences. The best you can do in such a situation is to publish a soulful message as an obituary in the name of the deceased in a popular newspaper of your city. So that it reaches out to as many as people as you want it to. But you still don’t know which newspaper will be the most appropriate choice for you to publish your Death Anniversary Messages.

This article will guide you through some of the most popular newspapers you should consider for publishing your remembrance and death anniversary messages pertaining to your target location or zone.

Northern India:

The Northern parts of India mainly consist of states like Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. English Dailies that are commonly popular in circulation and readership across these states are the Times of India, Hindustan Times and The Tribune. Among Regional dailies you can consider Navbharat Times, Amar Ujala, Dainik Bhaskar and Dainik Jagran for publishing your death anniversary messages.

The Times of India reaches out unanimously across the entire Northern India due to a huge readership of 13.94 lakhs in Delhi alone thus giving a tough competition to Hindustan Times which has a readership of about 16.39 lakhs in Delhi. Tribune is another popular English Daily with a huge readership in northern India including Delhi and Chandigarh thereby posing a major threat to TOI and Hindustan Times.

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If you reside in Delhi and intend the death anniversary messages to be published in Hindi, you may consider Navbharat Times as it is the most read Hindi newspaper in Delhi with a readership of over 20 lakhs. Amar Ujala has an impressive circulation in major parts of Uttar Pradesh, followed by Dainik Jagran which covers the regions of Agra, Aligarh, Delhi, and Lucknow.

Southern India:

The Southern India consists of the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Some of the most regarded English dailies that you can take up to deliver your message would be Hindu, Deccan Herald and the Times of India. Among regional language publications you may choose Malayala Manorama, Mathrubhumi or Eenadu to deliver your remembrance message.

Hindu has an extensive reach in metropolitan cities like Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad while Deccan Herald spreads its reach across the whole of Karnataka with its editions circulated across major cities like Bangalore, Mangalore, and Gulbarga etc.

If you’re a local of Kerala, Malayalam Manorama and Mathrubhumi are the best options for publishing death anniversary messages. For covering Andhra Pradesh, Eenadu is your best bet among regional dailies as the most widely circulated Telegu newspaper of the country.

Western India:

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The western part of India consists of the state of Maharashtra and Gujarat along with Rajasthan. Mumbai is a much hyped cosmopolitan city and if you’re a local of this city, it is likely for you to get confused with choosing the best newspaper to publish your remembrance messages.

In such circumstances, among the English Dailies Times of India is undoubtedly the best option for you. Apart from TOI, other English newspapers like the Mid Day along with its sister publication Mirror also enjoys remarkable readership and circulation thereby posing  serious competition for the Times of India in the state of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

If you want your Death Anniversary Messages to release in the regional papers, then Maharashtra Times, Sakal, Navbharat Times and Rajasthan Patrika are some of the most favorable options.

Eastern India:

This region of India comprises of the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa. If you reside in Kolkata and do not know which would be the most appropriate newspaper to consider for an obituary message, pick Telegraph among English Dailies. For other English dailies, the Times of India is a favourable option as it has its editions circulated in Kolkata, Bihar and Jharkhand.

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If you want death anniversary messages to be published in Bengali, Anandabazar Patrika undeniably singles out as the best newspaper with the largest circulation and Bengali readership across the state of West Bengal. For Hindi regional newspapers, Sanmarg and Prabhat Khabar are well known Hindi newspapers that are circulated in major eastern sections of India like Patna, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Jamshedpur and Kolkata.


When we die we are nothing but a handful of ashes. Death takes away almost everything, leaving behind some unforgettable memories. Reliving those memories we have spent with our loved ones and commemorating their death with compassionate messages is all that we can do. Remembrance or in memoriam messages are released on the day of the death of a loved one mainly to reach out to the friends, acquaintances, neighbours, close family members, co-workers and associates of the deceased living in the city and in other parts of the country. The purpose is to make them aware of the significance this day holds in their life.

This article takes you through a list of popularly circulated newspapers that you can keep in mind to release your death anniversary messages in every zone of the country. If you’re confused and can’t decide which newspaper would give you the best responses for your obituary messages, refer to this article and select the best newspaper as per your convenience and requirement.

In Your Loving Memory

‘We are not here to live forever! With the passage of time, man has to perish and in this process we end up losing some of our beloved people. They leave us but their death leaves behind some immortal and unforgettable memories. It is on the day of their death that we remember and relive those memories by dedicating Death Anniversary Messages for them and releasing the same as Obituaries in newspapers.’