Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company
The Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Private Limited was registered as a Company by K P Kesava Menon, and his friends K Madhavan Nair, Kuroor Neelakandan Nampoothiripad, K Kesavan Nair, and P Achuthan in February 1922. The idea was to publish a newspaper in Malayalam that supported the Indian Freedom movement, rather than support the British Raj – as was being done by other papers prevalent at that time.
Today the Mathrubhumi daily newspaper is published from fourteen locations within and outside Kerala. It even has a Dubai edition that was launched in 2013. Along the way, the company launched more print properties including Grihalakshmi, magazine for women, Mathrubhumi Sports Masika, for sports lovers, a travel magazine called Mathrubhumi Yatra, a children’s magazine called Mathrubhumi Minnaminni, a film magazine called Mathrubhumi Star and Style. The company also has a book publishing arm called Mathrubhumi Books. The company also has a television production wing called MBTV, Mathrubhumi Television that produces television software. Also, among the verticals of the company is a radio station – Club FM 94.3. In 2013, the company launched its own 24 x 7 television news channel – Mathrubhumi News. It also has an entertainment channel called Kappa TV.
Publishing; Radio and TV Broadcasting;
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The remaining share of 40.36% share is split between other individual shareholders with less than 1% share
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Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly
Mathrubhumi Star & Style
Mathrubhumi Sports Masika
Other TV Outlets
Other Radio Outlets
Other Online Outlets
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was born in a royal family of the Maharajah of Palakkad in the south Indian state of Kerala. He was an Arts Graduate from the Madras University and a Bar-at-Law from Middle Temple of the United Kingdom. A freedom fighter who joined the Indian National Congress in 1915, he was an avid writer and had authored many books and essays. Menon launched the Mathrubhumi (Homeland), a Malayalam newspaper for voicing his thoughts for the freedom movement. Today the newspaper is one of the prominent and widely read Malayalam newspapers both in Kerala and outside Kerala.
The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd.,
M.J. Krishnamohan Memorial Building,
K.P. Kesava Menon Road,
Kozhikode – 673001
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is the Executive Editor of Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Limited. He is an investigative journalist and a columnist. Earlier, he was the Resident Editor of The Hindu, Managing Editor – Regional Editions of India Today and Resident Editor of Madhya Pradesh edition of The Times of India. He also worked with The Indian Express, Voluntary Health Association of India, and with the Government of Ras al-Khaimah, UAE in different capacities.
The data on the shareholding patterns was mainly taken from the website of Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The data available was for 2016-2017. Though majority data was available through the documents uploaded on the MCA website, the company was contacted for further information. MOM team had sent an email on 19th March 2019 followed by a letter on 21 March 2019 to the company to confirm the data given in the document.