Kalakaumudi (Malayalam:കലാകൗമുദി) is an illustrated weekly news magazine published in Malayalam language from Kerala, India. It is printed at Thiruvananthapuram and distributed throughout Kerala by Kalakaumudi publications private limited. Kalakaumudi was launched in 1975 by M. S. Mani the eldest son of K Sukumaran, founder-editor of Kerala Kaumudi Daily. Kalakaumudi was a by-product of the emergency-call by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975. The publication zoomed to fame by its sharply worded editorials, socio-political write-ups, in-depth reporting, election analysis, etc.
The group also publishes several other magazines namely Vellinakshatram, Ayurarogyam, Muhoortham, Priya Snehitha, Kadha, Big News Mid Day from Trivandrum, Kollam, Kochi and Kozhikode, Kalakaumudi daily, the oldest Malayalam daily from Mumbai, Ente Bhavanam, Trial etc. The same group once published the much acclaimed Film magazine and Neelambari.
The Group was founded in 1975 with the lighting of the lamp by K Sukumaran. Founder Editor is M S Mani and the Editor is Sukumaran Mani. Prasad Laxman is the Executive Editor. K.Balachandran is associate editor, VD Selvaraj is deputy editor K.S.Sarathlal Delhi bureau chief, Jagadeesh Babu is the Coordinating Editor, Raju Raphael is the Regional Editor Kochi. Editorial team for the various publications include P.Sasidharan alias Piravanthoor Sasi, P Ravikumar, Yesudas Williams, Beena Ranjini, Seema Suresh, Ansar Mohammed, Kattoor Murali, S L Syam,etc. (the list is incomplete). Dignitaries like MP Narayana Pillai, Namboothiri, EV Sridharan, Kallikkadu Ramachandran, K. Velappan, N R S Babu, S Jayachandran Nair etc. once worked in here.
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