Noted writer M. Sukumaran, died at the Sree Chithra Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday. He was aged 75. He had been admitted to SCTIMST since March 14 for heart-related ailments.
One of the most significant writers in Malayalam language, he won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award in 1976 for his book Marichittillathavarude Smarakangal. His writings were soaked in the pain of the dispossessed.
After a break Sukumaran returned to writing in 1992, with Pithrutharppanam. Later, in 2006, his novel Chuvana Adayalangal won the Kendra Sahithya Academy award. Sukumaran would be remembered for the positions he took in his writings and politics.
Sukumaran wrote, as he himself had once said, only if the urge gripped him like fever. In a fifty-decade writing career, he had written just three novels and 50 short stories. His other works included novels Kathakal, Seshakriya, Ente priyapetta kathakal, M Sukumarante Kathakal Sampoornam, Chuvanna Chihnangal, Suddhavaayu and Janithakam, and other short story collections. Thookkumarangal Njangalkk, Marichittillaathavarude Smaarakangal, Vanchikkunnampathi and M. Sukumarante Kathakal .
He is survived by his wife Meenakshi and daughter Rajani.