After ten years of its birth, that is, in the year 1932, the Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly was first published. To cater to the growing interest of the people of Kochi in Mathrubhumi, quite a few other publications under the name Mathrubhumi came up in the following years. The Grihalakshmi is the women's section of the Mathrubhumi, which was started in 1979. The Chitrabhumi publishes all the news and views related to the world of cinema. This newspaper was initiated in 1982.
The people who were behind the creation of this well known newspaper of Kochi dedicated their lives for the wellbeing of their country, that is, India. They started this newspaper with an aim to reach out to every nook and corner of the city with reliable and factual news. KP Kesava Menon may be termed the man behind the birth of this newspaper.
The newspaper of Mathrubhumi in Kochi has kept its original character intact, though the look and the presentation of news have been modified, keeping pace with the changing times.