Kozhikode: M.P Veerendra Kumar, the Managing Director of leading Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi and a member of PTI’s Board of Directors, died on Thursday at a private hospital following cardiac arrest, family sources said.
Veerendra Kumar, a Rajya Sabha MP from Kerala and a former union minister, was 84.
He is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son, M.V Shreyams Kumar, who is the Joint Managing Director of Mathrubhumi.
Veerendra Kumar was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1987 and to the Lok Sabha twice.
Veerendra Kumar, the Left Democratic Front-backed Independent candidate, was elected to the Rajya Sabha in the elections held for the lone seat from Kerala in March 2018.