G Kasturi, former editor of The Hindu, published by Kasturi & Sons, passed away on 21 September. He was 87. Kasturi was editor of The Hindu from 1965 to 1991, and a former managing director of Kasturi & Sons. His tenure was the longest at the newspaper for an editor.
A report published in The Hindu on 22 September, said, "The second son of Kasturi Gopalan, Mr. Kasturi was Editor of The Hindu from September 1965 to January 1991 — for more than 25 years, a period that saw the newspaper take important steps towards modernisation on the editorial, technological and production fronts."
"He led from the front the newspaper’s expansion and modernisation, cementing its position as a national newspaper with editions not just in the south but also in New Delhi," the report added.