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Renowned Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passes away

 

  • Renowned Malayalam poet and Jnanpith laureate Mahakavi Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passed away at hospital in kerala. 
  • The  94 year old poet, was admitted to hospital due to age related ailments.
  • Recently, he was conferred with the Jnanpith award, the highest literary award in the country. 
  • The poet, who was instrumental in heralding modernism in Malayalam poetry, was also a true Gandhian, social reformer, journalist and an example of simplicity.