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Hermann Gundert  was born in Stuttgart in  Germany on 4 February 1814. He became a missionary, scholar, and linguist. His name found a place in the history of Malayalam journalism as the one who started the first Malayalam newspaper, Rajyasamacharam in 1847 from Illikkunnu in Thalassery.
Gundert had left Germany at the age of 22 for missionary work in India.....