KM Roy journalist died

KM Roy journalist

KM Roy journalist died, Veteran Kerala journalist KM Roy (82), who was fluent in both English and Malayalam, died here on Saturday. At 3 p.m. on Saturday, he died at his home in Kadavanthra, Kochi. He was a columnist, preacher, teacher, and novelist in addition to being a journalist.

His son, Manu Roy, who ran as an LDF candidate in the 2019 byelection to the Ernakulam Assembly constituency (which had previously been considered a UDF stronghold), reduced the UDF candidate’s vote margin to 3,673, down from a prior margin of 21,989 votes.

In 1961, he began his career as a co-editor at ‘Keralaprakasham,’ a vernacular daily. Later, he worked for the dailies ‘Deshabandhu,’ ‘Keralabhooshanam,’ ‘Economic Times,’ and ‘The Hindu,’ as well as the UNI news agency.


He left the media while working as the general editor of the Mangalam daily. However, retiring from the world of literature was not an option for him. He remained in the public eye even after retirement by regularly contributing to numerous daily and weeklies. Moreover he wrote the works ‘Irulum Velichavum’ and ‘Kalathinu Mumbe Nadanna Manjooran.’ Among the several honors, he got for his excellence in journalism were the CP Sreedhara Menon Memorial Award and the Sahodaran Ayyappan Award.

KM Roy journalist his condolence letter, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan described Roy as an icon who made an indelible impact in journalism and maintained the right to free expression. He has always fought for the preservation of ethics in various aspects of life, including politics, he said.

KPCC President K. Sudhakaran, BJP State President K. Surendran, other politicians including Hibi Eden, Benny Behanan, and Binoy Viswam, and Bishop Joseph Kariyil all expressed their condolences.

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