Mathrubhumi a malayalama language newspaper was conceived as the mouthpiece of India’s freedom movement is one of the front-runners among the Malayalam newspapers. Mathrubhumi was founded by K. P. Kesava Menon, an active volunteer in the Indian freedom struggle against the British. Matrabhumi means "Mother land" . It is the second most read newspaper of Kerala state of India after Malayala Manorama. Today Mathrubhumi Group is not only a fast growing publishing house of repute but also a corporate entity in the mass communication industry, and has struck deep roots in the hearts of Malayalees wherever they are.

Type Daily Newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner The Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Ltd.
Editor in Chief M Kesava menon
Founded 1923
Language Malayalam
Headquarters Kozhikode
Officiak Website

History of Mathrubhumi

Mathrubhumi was founded in 1923 in the aftermath of Gandhi’s non-cooperation movement as a public limited company. This status makes it rare among newspapers, which tend to be closely held private companies owned by a single family.The newspaper’s founders were members of the Indian National Congress led by K.P. Kesava Menon , its shareholders included about 350 men and women of Kerala.
Mathrubhumi was Kerala’s leading daily with an estimated circulation of 19,000 at independence in 1947. M. P. Veerendra Kumar, former minister for state, Govt. of Indiais the Chairman and Managing Director of Mathrubhumi.

Mathrubhumi Publications

  • Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly- Malayalam Literature for the readers.
  • Grihalakshmi-Magazine covering almost all aspect of feminine psyche.
  • Chitrabhumi-A magazine for cinema lovers.
  • Thozilvartha-State’s informative cell in service sector or employment paper.
  • Mathrubhumi Sports masika– Monthly Sports magazine
  • Balabhumi– Comprehensive children’s magazine.
  • Arogya Masika– Health Magazine in Malayalama
  • Mathrubhumi Yathra– Traveller Magazine
  • Minnaminni – A bi-weekly in Malayalam for kids
  • Cartoon plus– An exclusive cartoon bi-weekly for kids launched in November 2010.
  • Mathrubhumi Yearbook Plus
  • Mathrubhumi Azhchappathippu (Illustrated Weekly)

Contact Details of Mathrubhumi

Postal Address:
PB No 46
K.P Kesava menon Road
Kerala India
Phone- 2366655, 2366544, 2366
Official Website

Chairman and Managing Director

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  1. ettirankandath krishnadas Says:

    This has reference to the news item under the caption “Palakkad-Pollachi gauge conversion loses steam” published in the national daily ‘The Hindu’ dated 10th August, 2014. It is a wake up call to all the people from Palakkad and its surrounding region to act. Hitherto fund constraint was made as a villain for delay in completion of the gauge conversion work in the Palakkad – Pollachi segment and acquisition of land and fund constraint as stumbling block for completion of gauge conversion work in Pollachi-Podhanur segment. Now sufficient fund allocation has been earmarked in the current budget for completion of the work and land acquisition has also been completed amicably, but surprising to note the cynicism about meeting the deadline of 31.12.2014. While presenting the Budget, the Union Railway Minister has made a point blank assertion that don’t crib over new projects not being announced and that the States and the MPs should follow up completion of numerous pending ones. Therefore, any further delay in completion of on going work will deprive the regions for consideration of fresh initiatives/projects by the Railway Ministry in the near future. Mere raising the issue in the house by the elected representatives is not sufficient. The elected representatives should take more proactive massive action in an apolitical manner by involving all sections among the society from the region. While the undue hardship due to delay in completion of the rail connectivity is on daily commuters, tourists, people on pilgrimage, the major beneficiary due to this inordinate delay in gauge conversion is the powerful bus operators lobby. Unfortunate that the politicians in Kerala who agitate on Palestine and Israel issues and behaves like champions of global issues are not bothered and ready to consider this development issue of their region confronting the common as an issue.

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