writer Kumanan Pupathi Athimulan @ Athi Kumanan died on 28/03/05
owing to blood clot complications. No other medical details
were reported in the local media. Athi who rose from an ordinary
reporter to editorial advisor of a Tamil newspaper Malaysia
Nanban that he co-founded, successfully ran the paper on anti-Samy
platform and aligning himself closely with S.
Described by his friends as an excessive
alcohol consumer, used his paper extensively to project himself
as a virtuous person fighting for justice.