Senior Journalist Kumaravelu Kanthar Ratnasingam, popularly called KKR among the Tamil journalist fraternity, passed away at his residence in Kachcheri Road, Jaffna, on Sunday morning. He was 87 at the time of his demise. He was a native of Imaiyanai in Udupiddy and had been an old student of Jaffna College, Vaddukottai.
He started his journalistic career at Suthanthiran, an organ of Federal Party. Later, he had worked in Virakesari, Thinapathy, Sithamany and Soodamany. In the last lap of his life he served as Editor in Chief of Sudar Oli.
Funeral rites are to be held at his Jaffna residence on Monday.