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Malayalam poet Akkitham, who received Jnanpith Award final yr, passes away

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2020 9:28:32 am Akkitham received the 55th Jnanpith Award final yr. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Noted Malayalam poet Akkitham, who received the 55th Jnanpith Award final yr, handed away on Thursday. He was 94.
Born in 1926 in Kerala’s Palakkad district, Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, popularly often called Akkitham, penned his first poem when he was eight. He went on to grow to be one of the vital revered names in Malayalam poetry, profitable a number of literary accolades, together with the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1973. A Padma Shri awardee, Akkitham can be identified for his crucial essays, quick tales and different literary works. His works have been translated into a number of languages. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to hitch our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the most recent headlines For all the most recent India News, obtain Indian Express App. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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