MP & Mathrubhumi MD Veerendra Kumar passes away
MD of Mathrubhumi Newspaper and Rajyasabha member, MP Veerendra Kumar passed away last night at the age of 84.
He was admitted to a private hospital in Calicut due to old age illnesses and died due to an heart attack around 11 pm.
MP Veerendra Kumar was born to a famous jain family in Kalpetta.He even did his school from there and Kozhikode and his master's in Philosophy from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekanand College in Chennai.
On the news of his demise, PM Narendra Modi and several other politicians paid their respects on Twitter -
Anguished by the passing away of Rajya Sabha MP Shri M.P. Veerendra Kumar Ji. He distinguished himself as an effective legislator and Parliamentarian. He believed in giving voice to the poor and underprivileged. Condolences to his family and well wishers. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 29, 2020
I’m sorry to hear about the passing of author & Managing Director of the Mathrubhumi Group, M P Veerendra Kumar Ji. My condolences to his family, colleagues & friends in this time of grief.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 29, 2020
Sad to hear of the passing of Shri M.P. Veerendra Kumar, Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister. A staunch socialist, he enriched the field of journalism and literature by leading the influential Malayalam newspaper, Mathrubhumi. Condolences to his family and well-wishers.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 29, 2020
Pained to learn about the demise of Kerala's prominent socialist leader, Rajya Sabha MP & Managing Director of an eminent nationalist media group of south 'Mathrubhumi', Shri M P Veerendra Kumar. My thoughts and prayers with his family and supporters. Om Shanti— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) May 29, 2020
Saddened by the demise of Rajya Sabha member, former Union Minister & managing director of Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi MP Veerendra Kumar ji.— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) May 29, 2020
I convey my deepest condolences to the family in this hour of grief.