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Mr. Kasturi, who was the longest-serving Editor in the history of the 134-year-old newspaper - a tenure that was almost matched by his uncle, Kasturi Srinivasan, from 1934 to 1959 - passed away peacefully at his residence on September 21, 2012. Surrounded by loved ones at the hour of parting, his demise comes with a sense of disbelief, grief and anguish.




Revered Hindu team,
He is best among the best,
he has not taken rest,
he sacrificed life for the quality of language,
For the Hindu he spent time and age,
Even God liked his style
that's why he called him for a while.
May his soul rest in peace,
To his bereaved family ,We offer condolence & solace.

from:  rampasrinivas
Posted on: Oct 4, 2012 at 13:51 IST

NO Match for him. His life is his message "Work is WorshiP". He has
contributed his life for the growth of "The Hindu" world over.

From
Shekar Babu

from:  Shekar babu
Posted on: Sep 27, 2012 at 10:40 IST

I rember very well on Nov 22, 1963 when JFK was shot dead the Hindu newspaper had already left Chennai and was enroute to Coimbatore, Madurai etc. Mr. Kasturi read the teleprompter the news of JFK's death made the decision to bring the flights back and reprinted the front page with the news and sent to all the subscribers.

from:  Tamilselvan
Posted on: Sep 23, 2012 at 17:37 IST

Respected Hindu team,

I have been so crazy of the Hindu and its supplements. I bow to the visionary and it is people like the late G.Kasturi, whom the generation need.The hallmark building on Anna Salai is epitome of your personality. May God give the Hindu group all round strength,

I have been in Kolkata for 20 years . Always grab the Paper wherever I am.

from:  vedavyasan
Posted on: Sep 22, 2012 at 15:52 IST

I express my deep regret to the death The Hindu's G .kasthuri Iyengar.I
am one among the million readers from 1960.During my college days in
Coimbatore i have seen the Dak edition from then Madras(now Chennai} and
air edition from Chennai.Then started the first facsimili edition from
Coimbatore.I also purchased the Hindu editions of Chennai and Bangalore
at Hosur town during 1975-1976.Now I am seeing the multiple editions
across India.These things are happened during his period.May his sole
rest in peace.

from:  b.k.adhimoolam
Posted on: Sep 22, 2012 at 15:43 IST

Our heart felt condolences to family members and The Hindu news paper team on the sudden demise of Mr. Kasthuri. We can't forget the days on technical interaction of our products which were his companian till date.We feel very sorry that we miss such a good and knowledgeable person on latest technology

from:  S.Gunaseelan and SHARP Chennai
Posted on: Sep 22, 2012 at 11:18 IST

Mr Kasturi was a great visionary and led in my opinion one of the most ethical, informative and honest reporting newspapers in the world. I live in Australia and read the Hindua most regularly not only for the Indian news but also it's international reporting and the editors note. India needs a lot of such personalities.

from:  Ashwinder Singh
Posted on: Sep 22, 2012 at 07:34 IST

GK and I have been friends since 1948 when he launched Sport & Pastime shortly before the Wembley Olympics. Fellow-contributors included the late Berry Sarbadhikari from Calcutta. The launch coincided with the Golden Age of Indian sport, a record not matched since until the 2012 London Olympics. The Kasturi Era deserves to be commemorated with an award like a sportswriting scholarship in his name!
VERNON RAM, Hong Kong

from:  Vernon Ram
Posted on: Sep 22, 2012 at 07:14 IST

We lost one of the best persons in the world. G.Kasturi Sir is so live
and wonderful and nurtured "The Hindu" like a baby and made sure that
it has grown into strong, attractive and best newspaper available
online and in print and I am glad that "The Hindu" team is very lucky
and will never forget the experience of working under his able
guidance for a longtime. He may be physically no more with us but we
will see him everyday through the newspaper and he also set the growth
trend for the newspaper, which will never stop and "The Hindu" team
will follow the best guidelines laid out by the Sir in future. If you
can read and understand, "The Hindu", then you are good at English and
it is the feeling since childhood and I wish your team keep up the
dreams of our great Sir and he will in your minds, motivate you in
your everyday work at the newspaper and you also come up something new
everyday and readers will always feel lost, if they haven't seen the
paper any single day.

from:  Sesha
Posted on: Sep 22, 2012 at 03:20 IST

very sorry to hear the death of our beloved G.Kasturi,the HINDU became our favourite news paper due to him only.hope HINDU will follow his steps as he followed kasturi srinivasan

from:  l.s.mohandoss
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 21:55 IST

During my days in kerala The Hindu was the most popular news paper in kerala for the quality of the language and the conents.Most academics and the aspirants for the civil service used to read the Hindu regularly.
Undoubtedly,kasturi was a celebrated journalist who helped hindu to grow a publication of global reach.His demise is a great loss for journalism and the country as awhole.
My heartfelt condolences.
Abraham kandankery

from:  Abraham kandankery
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 21:50 IST

sarshri G.Kasturi, the founder of kastui sons and THS HINDU were the pioners over period of more than 100 years THe entire family of Kastruk Iyengar, Kasru Gopalan has contributed her entire family trust.and the most of emoloyees were loyl fro the bfringlTHs industrial relationshio were bst wih all facilites for emoloyee for supply of bsis requirmenet as an goo d canteen.THisgreat builidng stands as great momunent for the city.

from:  vaidya
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 21:19 IST

We feel very sorry that we miss such a good soul who inspired us.He has
done a wonderful job through his sincere hard work.May his soul rest in
peace.

from:  SelviRaveendran
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 19:31 IST

I have never read a newspaper like this."The Hindu" is one of my wonders.I just want to thank Mr.G.Kasturi. Earlier I don't knew who was G.Kasturi , but now I know very well about him...

from:  Harshini
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 19:28 IST

The greatest inspiration in my life passes away today peacefully in Chennai. GK sir as we fondly called him for 9 years is no more. Shocked in grief as tears rolled down when I got the SMS from Chennai and flipping through the “THE HINDU” online webpages and his photographs, a newspaper for which Shri. Gopalan Kasturi was the editor for long years and the moderniser of one of the most highly ethical & authentic newspaper in its contents and language.

The passion towards the English language, Graphic Design & Photography was sponged off from my legendary ex-boss with whom I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with so closely during my stint at his residential office.

His last advise in Dec 2007 still rings clearly in my mind “always keep an alternative talent as nothing in this digital era is long lasting, don’t focus on just one particular talent as you never know when it will be extinct. Keep exploring”. I will sir. RIP.

from:  Arun Prasanna
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 14:22 IST

May his soul RIP. Is he by any chance the father of Mr. K. Venugopal who was the editor of Hindu Business Line. Can someone confirm ?

from:  A. Narayanan
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 12:58 IST

May his soul Rest in Peace....
long live his legacy...

from:  vijayan
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 12:24 IST

The Hindu was in the forefront during the freedom struggle; but when I
was growing as an adult, news paper during the EMERGENCY Era of 1975-77
was with Indira Gandhi. After that big changes took place during N.Ram's
era and G.Kasturi together If I remember correctly. His death leaves a
vacuam but the current generation of Editors of the paper will fill it
up suitably I guess

from:  Mohamed Saleem
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 11:57 IST

Gk has photographs with all great people.
How come there is no photo of him with the elder statesman Rajaji.

from:  Narayanan
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 11:13 IST

I didn't knew who Mr. Katsuri was but going through the info I found on the Internet I really
admire him and his family.....Growing up as a teen in the eighties.....I loved "The Hindu" &
the Sportstar!!! Rest in peace Mr. G. Katsuri.

from:  Sanjeev
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 08:49 IST

A Journalist Legend is no more. But his principles,practices,
progressive futuristic outlook, independence as a Nationalist
Journalist will surely guide and serve well the younger ones in the
family that took over from him and I strongly believe that the `The
Hindu' baton/torch he had successfully carried through his long
stretch of the journalistic race he ran with aplomb and passed on to
the present young and bright team during his glorious life time will
go on and on for years in its glorious tradition making new records
and marks. May his soul rest in peace.

from:  krish
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 07:48 IST

Mr. G. Kasturi's vision helped Hindu leap frog over his competition in the 70s. Hopefully his legacy will live on.
In this picture of G.K, one cannot help noticing how charismatic he is. He could have easily been a Hollywood star.

from:  V. Iyengar
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 07:42 IST

It is sad to note the demise of one of the greatest journalists of India, and the world, G Kasturi. I grew with Hindu, and my grand father introduced me to the religion column in the last page. the editorial and the science feature.
The unbiased reporting and the accurate information, and the social responsibility of this great newspaper owes a lot to Late Mr G Kasturi, and the example set by him.
I find articles in Hindu, inspiring at my work in Cambridge University Hospital. The adaption of the latest technology, and the format and english, all these owe to the dedicated team inspired by great men like G Kasturi.
May God give him nirvana and the flow of great thoughts from Hindu continue for ever

from:  Dr RKRAO REBBAPRAGADA
Posted on: Sep 21, 2012 at 05:37 IST
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