Writer and former AIR news
reader Mavelikkara Ramachandran is reported missing prompting some activists
here to seek intervention of Home Minister Thiruvanchur Radhakrishnan, who has
directed authorities concerned to look into the matter.
Ramachandran, a bachelor, who was staying in a rented lodge near Shankhumugham beach here had not returned to the lodge after leaving the premises a few weeks ago, according to his friends and neighbours.
In a memorandum submitted to the minister yesterday,
Ramachandran's friends, including novelist and former Director of Public
Relations G N Panicker and 'Indian Lawyers Congress' state president P Rahim,
said there has been no response from his mobile phone.
The Home Minister has asked the
authorities to look into the matter, officials said.
Ramachandran was not keeping well for
some time and had undergone treatment at an ayurvedic centre. A person who met
him last near his lodge said Ramachandran had told him that he would be going
to Mumbai. "But his whereabouts could not be traced from his contacts in Mumbai
either," they said.
Ramachandran, now in his 70s, had read Malayalam news for All
India Radio from Delhi for over three decades and had an active presence in the
Malayali cultural circles in the national capital. After retirement, he has
been staying here.