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C P Kuruvilla: The spirit of journalism past

(Dec 3, 1940-Feb 14, 2015)

C P Kuruvilla

Former Executive Editor C P Kuruvilla, or "Kuru" as he insisted everyone called him, died on February 14 in Kochi after a long illness. He was 74. Kuru departs six weeks before Business Standard completes its 40th year, an anniversary he would have been happy to celebrate; he was closely associated with the paper for approximately half its life and shaped its unique character in those years. He joined Business Standard as News Editor in 1976, recruited by the Sarkar family of ABP Group, which owned the paper then, from Financial Express in Delhi. He was a key appointment to ...