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Malayalam poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri passes away

Namboothiri, 81, one of the widely acclaimed poets of contemporary Malayalam literature, was awarded the Padma Shri in 2014.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram |
Updated: February 25, 2021 3:22:35 pm
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Well-known poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri died here on Thursday, family sources said. Namboothiri, 81, one of the widely acclaimed poets of contemporary Malayalam literature, was awarded the Padma Shri in 2014.

Born in Thiruvalla, a place in Pathanamthitta district, Namboothiri’s works are known for their blend of tradition and modernity.

Family sources said he passed away in the afternoon at his residence here. He is also a recipient of several literary honours, including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award.

Some of his noted works are are Swaathandhryathe-Kurich Oru Geetham, Bhoomigeethangal, India Enna Vikaram, Aparaajitha, Aranyakam, Pranayageethangal, Ujjayiniyile Rappakalukal, among others.

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