//Veteran journalist passes away

Veteran journalist passes away

Kochi: Veteran journalist P N M Ismail died at a private hospital at Aluva this morning, following a cardiac arrest, family sources said.

He was 58. He is survived by his wife and two sons. A correspondent of Malayalam daily `Chandrika’ for decades, Ismail was associated with United News of India (UNI) for over 20 years as its stringer.

Ailing for sometime with cardiac problems, he was rushed to the hospital and the end came this morning. The burial will be held at the Aluva Central Juma Masjid later today.

Called `Ismail Ikka’ by the media fraternity there, he was associated with a number of organisations and social activities, and won a number of recognitions during his long career.