Chennai: Maalai Sudar Editor and Publisher M Subramanian (72), who passed away Wednesday due to Covid-19, was cremated today at Besant Nagar crematorium here.
His mortal remains were taken from a hospital here to the crematorium and last rites were performed around 12 noon.
Subramanian was very popular in the media fraternity and had guided several journalists throughout his career spanning close to 50 years.
He had worked in several publications including Alai Osai, Dinasari, Makkal Kural and News Today before becoming the Editor of Maalai Sudar.
Subramanian held various positions including Reporter, Special Correspondent and Editor. He had also worked in AIR and Doordharshan.
The veteran journalist had wide experience and extensive knowledge in Tamilnadu and National politics.
He was also associated with various journalist associations and worked for the welfare of journalists.
Subramanian was a close associate of News Today and Makkal Kural founder TRR and his son and News Today Editor T R Jawahar.
Jawahar expressed his deep shock on the passing away of his long-time colleague. He said that Subramanian’s demise is a irreparable loss both professionally and personally. Subramanian is survived by his wife, son and two daughters.
Several political leaders, journalist associations and people from all walks of life have conveyed their condolences.