Veteran broadcaster Indira Joseph Venniyoor passes away

Highlights:

  • Indira Joseph Venniyoor, Renowned broadcaster, All India Radio veteran, and the first English news announcer of Travancore Radio, passed away at her residence at Poojapura  at the age of  94.
  • She was the wife of well-known literary scholar and art critic the late E.M.J. Venniyoor, Station Director, All India Radio. 
  • She is survived by three sons and their families.
  • It was in 1949 that Travancore Radio started its first English news service.
  • As the first regular announcer, it was Indira Joseph Venniyoor who started relaying the news.