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The Malayala Manorama Company

The Malayala Manorama Company

The Malayala Manorama Company Limited, is a media house active in publishing, television, and periodicals. The Company publishes Kerala’s second oldest newspaper, Malayala Manorama. According to a World Press Trends Report (2016) Malayala Manorama is the fourteenth most circulated newspaper in the world. The Company has a television news channel in Malayalam called Manorama News, along with a Malayalam General Entertainment Channel, Mazhavil Manorama. The company is a closely held family enterprise with the descendants of Kandathil Varghese Mappillai and the extended family in charge of the Company’s various businesses. The Company also publishes the Malayalam women’s magazine, Vanitha and the English weekly called ‘The Week’.

Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form

Private Limited

Business Sectors

Media: Publishing and Broadcasting; Printing; Housing and Real Estate, Trade and Wholesale; Retail Trading; Toy manufacturing; Forestry and Logging; Shipping Services; Rubber plantations; Investments and Financial services; Tea and Coffee distribution and plantation; Flower export; Energy; Tyre manufacturing;


Individual Owner

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

The Week (Missing Data)

Other TV Outlets

Mazhavil Manorama (Missing Data)

Other Radio Outlets

Radio Mango, 91.9 FM (Missing Data)

Other Online Outlets (Missing Data)


Media Business

TV Broadcasting

MMTV Limited (Manorama News)


Manorama Music

Media School

Manorama School of Communication


Tyre Manufacture

MRF Limited

Trade and Wholesale

Commercial Broadcasting Private Limited

Real Estate

Aero Estates and Leasing Company Limited

Reclaimed Rubber Manufacturer

GRP Limited


Devon Plantations and Industries Limited

Coffee Distribution

India Coffee and Tea Distribution Company


Philips Investments Private Limited

Flower Export

Indo Bloom Limited


M M Rubber Company Limited


M M Housing Company Private Limited

Printing Inks

Nanotech Printing Inks (India) Private Limited


Balanoor Printers Limited

Retail Trading

G Mart Limited

Toy Manufacturing


Forestry and Logging

Sicaf Private Limited


Devon Machines Private Limited


JCEE Manufacturing and Services Private Limited

Financial Planning

Comprehensive Investment and Finance Company Private Limited

Shipping Services

Vibgyor Shipping Services (India) Private Limited


Tirunelveli Vayu Energy Generation Private Limited


Shuka Consultancy Services Private Limited

General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Kandathil Varghese Mappillai

founded the Malayala Manorama Group as a stock publishing company first in 1888, in a town called Kottayam in the south Indian state of Kerala. He brought out the first edition of the Malayala Manorama newspaper on 22 March 1890. He brought out the newspaper at a time when only Churches were publishing newspapers. He chose to make this newspaper different, and secular. He died at a young age of 47 years.


Missing Data




Tel.: 0481 2563646.



Tax/ ID Number

CIN: U22121KL1889PLC000647

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data


Executive Board

Mammen Mathew

Chief Editor and Managing Director, Malayala Manorama Company Limited, Director, MMTV Ltd., Director, Devon Plantations and Industries Limited

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Meta Data

Most ownership data is available on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India registry, Details about the Company’s history is available on the company website.A clear family tree, or how the shareholders are related to each other, however, is not available. Details about Corporate Governance is also not clearly apparent from their documents. The company has been written to, by email on 18th March 2019 and by courier on 22nd March 2019, seeking clarification and verification of data. There has been no response from the Company.

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