John Brittas was born on 24 October in 1966 in Kannur. He is a journalist, ex-business head of Asianet Communications, and a managing director of Kairali TV. He did his schooling from his hometown school. Further, he attended Don Bosco High School in Thrissur for his higher studies. Then, he studied in SS College at Payyannur. He completed his graduation from Payyanur College, with Political Science as his stream. Later, he did his Masters in Political Science from Varma College in Thrissur. He topped in both exams. Then, he moved away from his hometown and transferred to Delhi. Later, he enrolled in Jawaharlal Nehru University, and then he did his PhD. 

John had keen interest in writing. He actively participated in his college’s extracurricular activities. He wanted to be a journalist, so he applied for a job as a sub-editor in a journal of the Communist Party of India, Deshabhimani. After shifting to Delhi for his higher dreams, the editor’s head moved him to work with Prabhakara Varma. Before joining his job as an editor, he was instructed to guard the Kerala’s CPIM Chief Minister to Punjab. The CM had a discussion in Punjab with a radical group called the Akalis who were demanding for a nuclear state. He received applause from the people of Delhi. After arriving in Delhi, he saw the radicalism in Delhi. John witnessed the transformations that took place that affected the future of the country.

In 2000, the Communist Party of India launched Kairali TV. It developed under the Malayalam Communications Ltd. By that time, John became the popular face on TV. Brittas was the first choice for taking the charge of the Delhi Bureau as the Associate Director. Seeing John’s achievements, many other journals started shifting to visual media. After becoming a known face in the print area, he decided to participate in electronic media. He promoted to the post of managing director after his consistent work for three years. Then, he transferred to Kerala.

John resigned from the Malayalam Communications Ltd. after completion of his eleven year bond. On 2 May, 2011, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Asianet Communications Ltd. in 2013; MCL offered him to the MD of their new section. In 2014, he acted in Velli Velichathil.

Coming to his awards, he was the youngest member who got the Central Hall Pass of the Parliament. From 1991 to 1999, he had been a reporter in the general elections. He recorded the elections in Nepal. During the Iraq war, he was the first journal to cover the news from India to Baghdad. He wrote in many newspapers.

He received an award from the Goenka Foundation for the Journalism Educational Award for his new research known as The Impact of Globalization for Print Media.

Kambisseri Karunakaran Malayalam Actor

Kambisseri Karunakaran

Kambisseri Karunakaran is an eminent Indian journalist, actor, politician, rationalist and satirist, who worked in the Malayalam film industry. He was born on March 31, 1922, in Alappuzha, Kerala. He is the Chief Editor of the Cine Rama, Janayugam Varika, Janayugam Daily, Balayugam and Noval Pathippu. Kambisseri is also a committee member of the State Film Awards. He had a close friendship with Thoppol Bhasi, a Malayalam director and playwright.  Some of Kambisseri’s writings include Aana Taxi, Anthya Darsanam, Koonanthara Paramuvum Poona Kesavanum, Kure Sambhavangal and the Kambisseri Kritikal, which is a collection of his writings that was published post his death in 1977. Kambisseri took the lead role in Paramu Pillai’s notable drama, Ningal Enne Communist Aakki in the 1950s and has acted in a series of radio dramas. He debuted as an actor in 1955 the Malayalam film, Kalam Marunnu, which was directed by R Velappan Nair. In the following year, he was seen in the Prem Nazir starrer, Avar Unarunnu. In 1961, he acted in the Malayalam film, Mudiyanaya Puthran. Kambisseri was later seen in Ninamaninga Kaalppadukal and KS Sethumadhavan’s Nithyakanyaka in 1963. He acted in P. Bhaskaran’s Aadyakiranangalin 1964 and Aswamedham in 1967. He consistently acted with the late Malayalam film actor, Sathyan.  Karunakaran died on July 27, 1977, at the Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. His wife said that his burial was held without any ceremonies. A junction near his residence was named as Kambisseri Mukku as an honor to him. A school in Vallikunnam was also named after Kambisseri.

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