Kottayam: K M Mathew, chief editor of Malayala Manorama daily and a doyen of Indian media industry, passed away at his residence here on Sunday morning, family sources said. He was 93.
Mathew was a former Chairman of ‘Press Trust of India’. He is survived by three sons, Mammen Mathew, Philip Mathew and Jacob Mathew and daughter Thankam. His wife Annamma Mathew had predeceased him.
His funeral will take place at the Puthenpally Church cemetery here on Monday.
Mathew had played a key role in making ‘Malayala Manorama’ one of the major Indian language dailies after he took over the reins of the media house a few decades ago.
Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan, leaders of political parties and people from different walks of life expressed profound grief at the passing away of Mathew.