M.P. Veerendra Kumar
MBIFL Festival Chairman
CMD, Mathrubhumi is the author of 17 titles. Hymavathabhoovil (In the meadows of the Himalayas) is into its 56th edition. This is the only travelogue to win the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in Malayalam and it has bagged upwards of 30 awards. Amazonum Kure Vyakulathakalum (Amazon and a sense of disquiet) is the first travelogue to win the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award. He has been accorded the highest honour conferred by the Kerala Sahithya Akademi being chosen for its Fellowship in 2012. Under his stewardship since 1979, Mathrubhumi has evolved into one among the largest media houses in India with 16 editions, 11 periodicals, TV, Online, Radio and Events platforms; apart from a books division. He has twice served as a minster at the centre and once in Kerala.