R. Shivakumar (49), Editor, Cinema Express, a magazine of The New Indian Express Group of Publications, died on Sunday morning.

He was admitted to a private hospital here after he developed breathing problem and respiratory congestion two days ago. On Sunday, he died of cardiac arrest. He is survived by wife, a son and daughter. Earlier, he was the Editor of Tamilan Express, another magazine from the Express stable.

Chinna Kuthoosi (77), a veteran journalist and a Dravidian thinker, died on Sunday. Born as R. Thiagarajan in a Brahmin family, he served as a teacher for a few years and also as a private secretary to E.V.K. Sampath before dedicating himself to journalism. He wrote regularly in Murasoli, the party organ of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, besides contributing to Nakkeeran and Ethiroli.

DMK president M. Karunanidhi and Dravidar Kazhagam president K. Veeramani condoled the death of Chinna Kuthoosi. He was a bachelor.