K. Srinivasan

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Kasturi Srinivasan
Born Kasturi Ranga Iyengar Srinivasan
(1887-08-07)August 7, 1887
Kumbakonam, Madras Presidency
Died June 21, 1959(1959-06-21) (aged 71)
Madras, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation journalist
Known for journalism
Spouse(s) Komala Valli
Children S.Radha ,S.Champakavalli, S.Parthasarathy, S.Rangarajan
Awards Padma Bhushan (1956)

Kasturi Srinivasan (August 7, 1887 – June 21, 1959) was an Indian journalist and businessman. He was the eldest son of S. Kasturi Ranga Iyengar.


Srinivasan was born to well-known lawyer and journalist, S. Kasturi Ranga Iyengar, in August 1887. He graduated from the Presidency College, Madras and joined The Hindu, the newspaper owned by his family, at an early age. He became the Managing Director of The Hindu on the death of Kasturi Ranga Iyengar in 1923 with S. Rangaswami Iyengar as Chief Editor. In February 1934, Srinivasan took over as Chief Editor. He led The Hindu until his death on June 21, 1959.

Srinivasan was a founder-Chairman of the Press Trust of India and was awarded the Padma Bhushan in January 1956.[1]

He had four children - two daughters, S. Radha and S. Champakavalli and two sons, Srinivasan Parthasarathy and S. Rangarajan, both of whom publishers of The Hindu. The immensely popular and loved Parthasarathy, died shorty after his father at the age of 33. He had a wide circle of friends in The Hindu, India and abroad. Rangarajan died in 2007 and was, in addition to his position in The Hindu, an international dog judge and film producer.


  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • V. K. Narasimhan (1969). Kasturi Srinivasan. Popular Prakashan.