Veteran Kerala journalist KM Roy passes away
Kochi: Veteran Kerala journalist KM Roy (82) who showed his proficiency in both English and Malayalam passed away here on Saturday. He breathed his last at his residence at Kadavanthra in Kochi at 3pm on Saturday.
More than a journalist, he was a columnist, preacher, teacher and novelist.
He started his career at 'Keralaprakasham', a vernacular daily, in 1961 as co-editor. Later on, he worked with 'Deshabandhu', 'Keralabhooshanam', 'Economic Times', 'The Hindu' dailies and also UNI news agency.
He retired from media while working as general editor at Mangalam daily. However, retirement was not an option for him to leave the world of letters. By actively contributing to various dailies and weeklies he stood in limelight even after retirement.
He had penned the books, titled ‘Irulum Velichavum’ and ‘Kalathinu Mumbe Nadanna Manjooran’. Debut CP Sreedhara Menon Memorial Award and Sahodaran Ayyappan Award were among the many awards he received for his excellence in journalism. He was elected as the president of Kerala journalists’ union twice.