Kozhikode: Litterateur Akbar Kakkattil passed away at a private hospital here on Wednesday. He was 62.

Kakkattil was undergoing treatment for cancer. His mortal remains will be kept at Town hall in Kozhikode form 9 am to 12 pm for public to pay homage. He will be laid to rest at Kandoth Kuni Juma Masjid in Kakkattil at 5 pm on Wednesday.

Akbar Kakkattil, who born to P Abdullah and C K Kunjhamina on July 7, 1954, at Kakkattil near Nadapuram, served as a teacher in his career spanning several years. He adopted a colloquial style of writing and marked his place among the writers through his short stories.

Being a teacher, his stores based on schools and teaching experience won many hearts. After Karoor Neelakanda Pillai, it was through Akbar’s works, the life of teachers and students grabbed attention again.

Kakkattil completed his MA from Thrissur Kerala Varma College and BEd from Thalassery training college and he served as teacher in National HSS, Vattoli till his retirement. A popular figure among the students, Kakkatil’s informal style in story telling won him many friends across the state.

As s student, he had won the state government’s merit scholarship for Sanskrit. He also served as the governing council member of union government’s  south zone cultural centre and also Kerala Sahitya Akademi. 

He is also a recipient of sevral honours, including the Ankanam literary Award for 'Shameelafahmi', Kerala Sahithya Academy Awards for 'School Diary and 'Vadakku Ninnoru Kutumbavrithantham, S K Pottekkatt Award for "Mrithyuyogam', Joseph Mundasseri Award for 'Sthrainam', Abudhabi Sakthi Award for 'Vadakku Ninnoru Kutumbavrithantham', Indian Government Fellowship for Literature, Rajiv Gandhi Peace Foundation Award for 'Selected Stories', Gramadeepam Award and T V Kochubava Award.

He is survived by V Jameela and daughters Sithara and Suhana.

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His noted works

Short-stories: 

Ee Vazhi Vannavar, Medhaswam, Shameelafahmi, Adhyapaka Kathakal, Kadarkutty Utharav, Aaram Kalam, Veedinu Thee Pidikkunnu, Aakaasathinte Athirukal, Nadapuram, Veentum Narangnga Muricchappol, Therenjetuttha Kathakal, Oru Vayanakariyute Aavalathikal, Cheriya Kathakal, Mayakkannan, Sesham Screenil, Shreepriyayute Aadhikal, Jeansitta Penkuttiye Ottaykku Kittiyal Enthu Cheyyanam?, Therenjetuttha Kathakal, Njangal Liba Johnine Pedikkunnu, Puthiya Vaathilukal, Durbar, Aalperumattam, Mailanchikkaatt, Sthreelingam (Selected Works), 2011-le 'Aan' kutti, Kannichuvatukal ( Ee Vazhi Vannavarum Medhaswavum), Ippol Undakunnath


Novelette:

Randum Rand, Moonnum Moonn, Oru Vivahithante Chila Swakarya Nimishangal, Dharma Sankadangngalude Rajavu, Pathinonnu Novelettukal, Jiyad Gold Poovitumpol, Keerthana

Novels

Mruthyu Yogam, Strainam, Harithaabhakalkkapuram, Vadakkuninnoru Kudumba Vrithaantham, Akbar Kakkattilinte Naalu Novelukal,

Essays

Prarthanayum Perunnalum, School Diary, Anubhavam Orma Yathra, Punathilum Njanum Pinne Kavya Madhavanum, A Penkutti Ippol Evide?, Nakshathrangalute Chiri

Criticism, Life-sketch, Interview

Sargasameeksha, Namude M T

Memoirs

Adhyayana Yathra

Play

Kunjhi Moosa Vivaahithanaavunnu

Cinema

Varoo Adoorileykk Pokaam, Inganeyum Oru Cinemakkaalam

Children's literature

Nokkoo, Ayal Ningngalil Thanneyund

Service Story

Padham Muppath

Travalogue

Kakkattil Yathrayilanu

(with inputs)