Leaving behind his characters, writer M Mukundan to move from 'Mayyazhi'
Mahe: Writer M Mukundan, the author of the evergreen Malayalam novel ‘Mayyazhippuzhayude Theerangalil’, is going shift from his residence on the banks of Mayyazhi river. He will be relocating from Mahe to Palloor.
M Mukundan’s house is located in a bend between Cemetery Road and Bharathiyar Road. He will name the new house ‘Maniyambath’, the same name of the old house. The writer decided to relocate due to frequent vehicle accidents in the place.
All vehicles pass by this route for 3 weeks after Mahe Church festival commences. Huge vehicles rammed into the compound wall of the house 8 times. Once a car parked in the court yard was totally damaged in the accident.
M Mukundan is a modernist writer in Malayalam literature who is noted for his works focussing on his native place. His first short story was published in 1961. Later, he penned many novels and short stories. He shifted to Delhi as part of his job.
As he included nostalgic elements from Mayyazhi aka Mahe, he was known as ‘writer of Mayyazhi’. His major works include ‘Mayyazhippuzhayude Theerangalil’, ‘Daivathinte Vikruthikal’, ‘Haridwarl Mani Muzhangunnu’, ‘Nritham Cheyyunna Kudakal’ and ‘Delhi Gadhakal’.