K M Dayashankar is a senior most journalist of the erstwhile Karimnagar district. He had graduated from Osmania University and completed his MCJ and MPhil (Communication and Journalism) and cleared the UGC NET examination also. He started his career as a journalist by working as a freelance writer for the Deccan Chronicle newspaper in Hyderabad during his university days. Later, he joined mainstream journalism by working as a reporter for Newstime English daily of the Eenadu group of publications from 1994 to 1999. Last 22 years working for The Hindu national daily in the integrated Karimnagar district.
He has to his credit of breaking several national interests stories such as starvation deaths of powerloom weavers in Sircilla textile town in the year 2001, suicides by the cotton farmers in 2002, Left-wing extremism stories, developments in Singareni Collieries Company Limited, the NTPC Ramagundam, the Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (RFCL), the Granite industry , education and health issues. He is well known for several human interest and honey stories. Of course, his integrity to the peak.