Gopalan Kasturi

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Gopalan Kasturi
Born (1924-12-17)December 17, 1924
Madras, British India
Died September 21, 2012(2012-09-21) (aged 87)
Chennai, India
Occupation journalist
Known for journalism

Gopalan Kasturi (17 December 1924 - 21 September 2012) was an Indian journalist who served as the Editor of The Hindu from 1965 to 1991. Till date, he is the longest serving editor of the newspaper.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Kasturi was born in Madras on December 17, 1924 to K. Gopalan and Ranganayaki. He was the grandson of S. Kasturi Ranga Iyengar, the patriarch of the Kasturi family, who died a year before he was born. Kasturi graduated from the Presidency College, Madras and joined The Hindu, the family newspaper.

Kasturi married Kamala and has two sons and a daughter - K. Balaji, K. Venugopal and Lakshmi Srinath. Kasturi's elder brother, G. Narasimhan, served as Managing-Director of The Hindu from 1959 to 1977.


Kasturi became the Editor of The Hindu in 1965 on the early death of its editor, S. Parthasarathy. Kasturi served as its editor from 1965 to 1991. Kasturi retired in 1991 and was succeeded by N. Ravi.


Kasturi died on 21 September 2012 at the age of 88 at his home in Chennai.[2] His death came a day after the 134th anniversary of the founding of The Hindu newspaper.


  1. ^ T. S. Subramanian (October 10, 2003). "The Hindu at 125". Frontline. 20 (20). 
  2. ^ "G. Kasturi, moderniser of The Hindu, passes away". 


  • Who's who in India. Guide Publications. 1966. p. 207.