Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri born on 18 March 1926, popularly known as Akkitham, is a Malayalam language poet. He was born in 1926 at Kumaranallur in Palakkad (Palghat) district of the southern Indian state of Kerala and lives there. He is a well-known Malayalam language poet, essayist, editor and a highly decorated literary personality among contemporary Malayalam writers. Fondly known as Akkittam, his literary works began to gain wide attention in the early 1950s.
He is a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Aasan Prize, Vallathol Award, Lalitambika Sahitya Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Odakkuzhal Award, KrishnaGeedhi Award, Vayalar Award, Nalappad Award, Ezhuthachan Award, and the Moorti Devi Award of Jnanpith Award Committee, Amrita Keerti Puraskar for 2004.