Kottayam: K M Mathew, Chief Editor of Malayala Manorama daily and doyen of Indian media industry, passed away at his residence in Kottayam on Sunday morning, family sources said.
Mathew (93) was a former chairman of Press Trust of India. He is survived by three sons, Mammen Mathew, Philip Mathew and Jacob Mathew and a daughter. His wife had predeceased him. (Read: All about K M Mathew)
Funeral will take place at Puthenpally church cemetery here tomorrow.
Mathew had played a key role in making Malayala Manorama as one of the major Indian language daily after he took over the reins of the media house a few decades back.
Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan, leaders of all political parties and people from different walks of life expressed profound grief at the passing away of Mathew.