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 was a 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 _______. 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.