KOZHIKODE: Renowned freedom fighter, writer and veteran journalist M Rasheed passed away in Salem on Friday. He had his last breath following a cardiac arrest at his daughter’s residence in Salem on Friday morning. An active participant in the Quit India Movement in 1942, he was also jailed during the freedom struggle.
Son of eminent freedom fighter E Moidu Moulavi, Rasheed was taken to the custody while he was high school student. He was one of the founding members of the Revolutionary Socialist Party and the editor of the party’s mouthpiece Sakhav.
The veteran journalist was a regular column writer in Malayalam dailies and was author of some books.
He will be laid to rest at Ponnani on Saturday morning.