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M P Veerendra Kumar, RS member and press baron from Kerala, passes away

"He was admitted to the hospital in Kozhikode due to some health complications. But unfortunately, he passed away a little before 11 PM," the sources told PTI

M P Veerendra Kumar (Photo: PTI)
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M P Veerendra Kumar (Photo: PTI)

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
M P Veerendra Kumar, the Managing Director of leading Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi and a member of PTI's Board of Directors, passed away on Thursday at a private hospital following cardiac arrest, family sources told PTI.

Veerendra Kumar, a Rajya Sabha MP from Kerala and a former union minister, was 84.

"He was admitted to the hospital in Kozhikode due to some health complications. But unfortunately, he passed away a little before 11 PM," the sources told PTI.

Kumar was born to Marudevi Avva and Padmaprabha Gowder, a leader of Socialist Party on July 22, 1936, in Wayanad's Kalpetta and was

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First Published: May 29 2020 | 9:32 AM IST

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