RIP, Veerendra Kumar. MD, Mathrubhumi & Rajya Sabha MP

29 May,2020

Veerendra Kumar

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By Jaisurya Das


MP Veerendra Kumar or Veeran uncle as I knew him was a coffee planter who morphed into a brilliant media mind.


His amazing foresight and  penchant for success led him to make sweeping  changes to the Mathrubhumi media group and it grew from strength to strength in the Kerala market.


While I may not have interacted with him professionally, we knew him very well and his ability to relate to different wavelengths and personalties was his hallmark.


Veeran uncle had an amazing sense of humour, loved life and lived well. Interestingly, he was one of the early media owners who brought in professionals into the company who helped transform it to what it is today.


His business acumen and tenacity was more than established through healthy financials year on year.


Am sure his son and the media whiz Shreyams gained immense strength from his father’s mentorship. His work today bears testimony to the ideology and process that Veeran uncle brought to the company.


My family joins me in praying for his everlasting peace. My heartfelt condolences to his family at this time. May God give them strength to bear this colossal loss.


We will miss you, Veeran uncle. Rest well in the better world.



Jaisurya Das is a senior mediaperson who has spent a fair number of his professional and personal time in Kerala. He has been writing for MxMIndia since 2011.


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