Veteran journalist and writer P Sreedharan passed away after a brief illness in Thrisur early on Thursday.
Sreedharan, 72, is survived by wife, a son and daughter, family sources said.
He joined the Express Malayalam daily published from Thrissur (now defunct) as sub-editor in the 1950s and retired as its editor-in-charge, after over 30 years of service with the newspaper.
His important works are P Sreedharante Thiranjudutha Lekhanangal, Nambiar (founder editor of the Express Daily) Pinneyum Munnil, Akavum Puravum and an anthology of poems Puli Thinna Pullu.
He had bagged the Kerala Press Academy's Puraskar for his overall contribution to journalism and literature.