Mamman Mappila KC
K. C.Mamman Mappila was born in 1873. His father’s brother was the founder editor of Malayala Manorama. Mamman Mappila was later instrumental in taking the publication to the hearts of the general population. Mamman Mappila took his degree from Madras Christian College. In 1904 when Varughese Mappila died mamman Mappila took over as Editor of Malayala Manorama. Striving under the repressive regime of Divan Sir C.P.Ramaswami Iyyer, Mamman Mappila converted Manorama to a sword fighting the repression on the rulers. Sir C.P. hit back by trying to liquidate the Quilon Bank Mamman Mappila had set up.Mamman Mappila was arrested and put in jail. In 1938 Manorama was locked out and sealed. It remained so for ten years.
On 1947 November 27 Manorama was re launched. Mamman Mappila who was released from prison in 1941 took over as editor. He died on January 1st 1954.