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K M Roy


K. M. Roy A veteran journalist and writer from Kerala.

While studying for M.A. at Maharaja's College, Ernakulam, in 1961, K.M. Roy joined as a subeditor in Keralaprakasham, a Malayalam daily from Kochi run by Mathai Manjooran. After the studies he went on to work in Deshabandhu, Keralabhushanam and later on as a reporter in The Economic Times and The Hindu. From The Hindu he was called to serve the news agency UNI where he worked for 9 years. Finally he retired as the General Editor of the Mangalam Daily.

As a dedicated journalist Mr. Roy has presided over as the president of Kerala Newspaper Union two times and also as the secretary general of Indian Federation of Working Journalists for 4 years from 1984.

K.M. Roy is a recipient of several honorary awards for his meritorious service in the field of journalism. The editorial he wrote on the Babri Masjid incident bagged the Muttathu Varkey Fountain Award for the best editorial in 1993. Other awards he received are the American FOKANA Award, Sahodaran Ayyappan Award, Shivaram Award, All India Catholic Union Lifetime Award, and the first C.P. Sreedharan Memorial Media Award.

He had traveled widely to countries like U.S.A., Canada, erstwhile Soviet Union, China, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, former Czechoslovakia, North Korea, Thailand, and Pakistan.

For the last 20 years, Mr. Roy is handling the widely read column Irulumvalichavum in the Mangalam Weekly magazine. Besides, he has written 9 books including novel, travelogues, biography, and articles spanning a variety of topics.

Some books by K.M. Roy: Irulum Velichavum
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