Gopalan Kasturi

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Gopalan Kasturi
Born(1924-12-17)17 December 1924
Died21 September 2012(2012-09-21) (aged 87)
Known forjournalism

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 17 December 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 (10 October 2003). "The Hindu at 125". Frontline. 20 (20). Archived from the original on 4 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Former Editor G. Kasturi passes away". The Hindu. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2018.


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