Chengalath Kunhirama Menon (1857–1935) is the founder/editor of Kerala Pathrika -first and earliest malayalam newspaper published from Kozhikode, Kerala during 1885.
Kunhirama Menon is one of the first five Graduates of erstwhile Malabar, completed his Bachelors from the Maharajah's College Trivandrum, Kerala. He represented erstwhile Malabar and attended the first Indian National Congress in 1885. Also met Bipin Pal who suggested Kunhirama Menon to start a newspaper from Kerala supporting the National movement. Financial help to start a Newspaper was provided by two important persons of Malabar, Mr.Appu Nedungadi and Mr. Kannambra Valiya Unni Nair. Kunhirama Menon also attended the 1890 editors’ conference in England with Kasturiranga Iyengar of ‘The Hindu’.
Kunhirama Menon was conferred the title of Rao Sahib by the then Gov.General of India as a personal distinction.
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