“Indo American Press Club is shocked and wants to extend our heartfelt condolences on the sudden passing away Easo Jacob, an active member of the Indo-American Press Club Advisory Board and the first President of the Houston Chapter of IAPC. The death of Easo Jacob, the Vice-Chairman of the International Media Conference held in Houston in 2019, is a great loss to IAPC and the media fraternity of Indian Americans,” said Dr. Joseph M. Chalil, Chairmaan of IAPC here.
Easo Jacob had served as a Director Board Member of IAPC, as a National Executive Vice President, Vice Chair of IAPC international Media Conference in 2019 and as the President of IAPC Houston Chapter.
“Easo’s contributions to the media world and to IAPC has been enormous. He was instrumental in organizing a Seminar on Risk Management for Journalists, several journalism workshops, and the Presidential Election Debate only a few which showed Easo Jacob’s unparalleled ability to organize successful events. The untimely death of Easo Jacob is a great loss for the media world,” said IAPC president Dr. S.S Lal.
IAPC Founding Chairman Ginsmon Zachariah said, “The death of Easo Jacob, who had been with the organization since its inception, has shocked everyone at IAPC and the media woirld, in addition to the larger communtiy. The contributions of Easo Jacob for the growth of IAPC cannot be overlooked. Also, I have come to know of his professionalism in the media world, while I was working with him during his tenure as the Resident Editor of Asian Era and Managing Editor of Aksharam Magazine.” As per Mr. Zachariah, his sudden death is a huge loss to IAPC, the Indian American media and the Malayalee community in North America.
“Easo Jacob’s death is an irreparable loss to IAPC,” Dr. Matthew Joyce, Vice Chair of IAPC BOD said. Mathewkutty Easo and Regie Phillip, other members of the IAPC leadership recall that Easo Jacob had become closely associated with IAPC and its members during his tenure as the vice chairman of the media conference in Houston in 2019. They lauded his leadership, commitment and journalistic skills. Through Malayala Manorajyam, a news magazine launched in 1988 in Houston, Easo contributed to the media industry and the larger Malayelee community.
Kottayam Vazhoor Chungathil Parampil family member Easo Jacob, who has been in the US for 37 years, had completed his postgraduate degree from SB College, Changanassery and was an alumnus of CMS College, Kottayam and NSS College, Vazhoor. Easo died on Friday, October 15th due to health related issues.