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Mathrubhumi
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner The Mathrubhumi Group
Founded 1923
Headquarters Kozhikode
Circulation 1,007,000 Daily
Official website Mathrubhumi

Mathrubhumi (Malayalam: മാതൃഭൂമി) is a prominent Malayalam language newspaper that is published from Kerala, India. Mathrubhumi was founded by K. P. Kesava Menon, an active volunteer in the Indian freedom struggle against the British.

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History

Mathrubhumi played important roles in many social reformation movements such as Vaikom Satyagraha and Guruvayur Satyagraha against untouchability. Participating in the Satyagraha, K.P. Keasava Menon was arrested and was sent to Jail. Independence activists such as P. Ramanunni Nair, K. Kelappan, P. Narayanan Nair, C. H. Kunjappa, K. A. Damodara Menon, and A. P. Udhayabhanu have served as Chief Editors of the newspaper, and also mathrubhumi has also witnessed some of the very splendid IAS / Civil Service officers as editors.

In 1932 the company entered Magazine Journalism with the launch of Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly. In 1940, Viswaroopam, a comic magazine was launched with Sanjayan as the Chief Editor. Yugaprabhat, a bi-monthly in Hindi was also published whose editor was N. V. Krishna Warrier. But now, these two publications are not in print.

Mathrubhumi is topmost circulated newspaper in Kerala and is headquartered in Calicut. Inside Kerala, it is published from Calicut, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kochi, Thrissur, Kannur, Palakkad, Malappuram, and Kollam. Outside Kerala, it is published from Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi. It has a current readership of 94,44,000 as per the Indian Readership Survey 2009 (Round 1)

M. P. Veerendra Kumar, former minister for state,Govt. of India[Janata Dal state President] is the Chairman and Managing Director of Mathrubhumi. P.V. Chandran is the Managing Editor. M. V .Shreyams Kumar is the Director-Marketing and P. V. Nidhish is the Director-Editorial Administration. M. Kesava Menon is the Editor of Mathrubhumi daily. P. V. Ganagadharan, Industrialist of KTC Group, Calicut is a Director in Mathrubhumi Board.

Publications

  • Baalabhumi (Children's publication)
  • Grihalakshmi (Women's publication)
  • Chithrabhumi (Film publication)
  • Thozhilvartha(Opportunities publication - The leading career weekly in India)
  • Arogyamasika (Health publication - The largest selling health magazine in India)
  • Mathrubhumi Azhchappathippu (Weekly)
  • Mathrubhumi Sports Masika (Sports publication in Malayalam)
  • www.mathrubhumi.com (The complete multipurpose portal in Malayalam)
  • Mathrubhumi Yearbook Plus
  • Mathrubhumi Yathra(Travel magazine)

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