A prolific Malayali author most noted for his detective novels in Malayalam language Kottayam Pushpanath dies aged 80 due to age related sickness . Three weeks before his son Salim Pushpanath (Wild life travel photographer) had died. Funeral will be held on Friday evening at CSI Cathedral Church Cemetery Kottayam.
He started his professional journey as a teacher. His novels were translated to Tamil , Telugu and Kannada.Brahmarakshas, Chuvanna Anki were adapted to films. He has also written mainstream novels, science fiction, and horror fiction, and translated Bram Stoker’s Dracula into Malayalam. Most of Pushpanath’s work appeared during the period of the 1970s and 1980s. In the tradition of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, Pushpanath has created two fictional detectives Marxin and Pushparaj.