The former Editor was a man of foresight. I join the millions of readers in expressing our deep sorrow at the passing of the legend.
M. Somasekhar Prasad,
The passing of Mr. Kasturi signals the fading away of the diminishing tribe of the old-world Editor. He balanced tradition with modernity and ensured that The Hindu catered to a growing English speaking population. He will be remembered across the media industry for his vision.
In the demise of Mr. Kasturi, the nation has lost an ardent patriot, an eminent journalist and a visionary. He had a distinct individuality, and was truly a pioneer in ushering in digital revolution in the print media.
His invaluable contributions were instrumental in steering The Hindu to new and greater heights.
B. Suresh Kumar,
Mr. Kasturi was instrumental in modernising The Hindu. At the same time, it should be said that the newspaper has always been modern, since it never failed to move with the times.
We have always trusted The Hindu. The newspaper has been the last word in news for me for the past 40-plus years — I inherited the habit of reading the paper from my father. Mr. Kasturi’s memories will forever remain with me.