Kurumur Mana, Padivattom, Kerala, India
|Education||B.Com degree and the LL.B from the University of Kerala|
|Known for||Senior journalist |
Editor of Janmabhumi
KVS HARIDAS (Born 25th May,1958) son of KN Vidyasagaran Bhattathirippad and VN Sreedevi, Kurumur Mana, Padivattom, Edappally, Ernakulam district, Kerala. KVS Haridas, popularly known as KVS , is a senior journalist Of KERALA, columnist and a political analyst. He was the Editor of Janmabhumi,The sangh parivar newspaper in Malayalam during the period from 1994 to 2006.
Early life[edit | edit source]
KVS Haridas has his B.Com degree and the LL.B from the University of Kerala. Settled at Kochi, Kerala, he has his wife and one daughter. Wife, AN Geethadevi is with the Postal department ,daughter Sruthy K is a software engineer
Ideology and public roles[edit | edit source]
KVS HARIDASgot associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh at the age of 9-10; he was a student activist from the school- college days and was associated with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Kerala Vidyardhi Janatha (KVJ), the student wing of the Janatha party in the days of Janatha rule in the country. In the year 1978, when the KVJ split in the name of ‘dual membership issue’ he was elected state vice president of the organization floated by the pro Janasangh people in the Janatha party. The dual membership issue was a plan floated by the anti RSS people in the Janatha party and they demanded that those having connection with RSS should either quit RSS or the Vidyardhi Janatha. Then the pro RSS people came out of the organization to float a parallel students’ wing. Later on when BJP was formed in 1980, KVS Haridas was appointed state vice president of the Bharathiya Vidyardhi Janatha (BVJ) which was later renamed as Vidyardhi Morcha. In 1982 KVS became its state president and was a member of the central executive of the Vidyardhi Morcha and the National Executive of Bharathiya Janatha Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of the BJP. He was made in charge of the state office of the BJP in the year 1984 and became the state General Secretary of Yuva Morcha in the year 1986. He was a full timer of the BJP during those days. Later on in 1994 he was appointed as Associate Editor of Janmabhumi, Malayalam daily. In the next year he became its Editor and continued as such till 2006. He was also the General Secretary of the Kerala Editors’ Forum, the organization of the Editors of various news papers in Kerala. Sri. K Gopalakrishnan, then Editor of Mathrubhumi and Fr Jose Panthaplamthottiyil, then Editor of Deepika daily were the Presidents of the Editors’ Forum during those days.
KVS became a face of the Sangh parivar and BJP in Kerala in the later days with his articles in major Malayalam dailies like Mathrubhumi and Kerala Kaumudi and periodicals like Samakalika Malayalam , Kalakaumudi and Prasadhakan. His articles in the online media / social media has been considered by all as the views of the sangh parivar in Kerala. He has written more than one thousand two hundred articles for various publications and morethan 500 editorials for the Janmabhumi. Later on, in the last six- seven years, he has become the most considered spokesman of the BJP and other Nationalist organizations in Kerala.
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