C.Harikumar, special correspondent and chief reporter of the Mathrubhumi daily’s bureau here, died following illness at a private hospital in Kochi on Saturday.

He was 52. Harikumar is survived by wife R.Geetha and sons Vishnu Nair and Mahesh Nair. Cremation will be held at the residential courtyard in Adoor town at 2 p.m. on Sunday.