Chief editor of Malayala Manorama KM Mathew passed away at his house in Kottayam district on Sunday morning. He was 93.
Mathew is survived by sons Mamen Mathew (editor), Philip Mathew (managing editor), Jacob Mathew (executive editor) and daughter Thankam Mammen. The funeral will take place at the Puthenpally Church Cemetery on Monday.
Mathew was widely credited with making Manorama a leading media house in the country. He also served as the chairman of the Press Trust of India, president of Indian Newspaper Society and chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulation, and received the Padma Bhushan in 1988.