Latha Padmanabhan (39), wife of S. Padmanabhan, the Publisher and Chief Financial Officer of Kasturi and Sons Limited, the company that owns The Hindu and other publications of the group, passed away here on Thursday night after a brief illness. The cremation took place on Friday morning.

She was a home-maker. A school-going son and Mr. Padmanabhan survive her. A large circle of relatives, friends and colleagues paid tributes.

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