Karalmanna (Palakkad): The children who learned by-heart the poems of Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri were totally amazed by the poet’s surprise visit to their school the other day. The students were happy to meet the veteran writer in person.
Poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri made a surprise visit to NNNM UP School in Karalmanna where his grandson Sivanarayanan works as a teacher. Sivanarayanan is the son of Akkitham’s daughter Parvathi. Akkitham visited the school as he wished to see the school where his grandson works.
The children welcomed the poet by offering a glass of dessert made as part of the Onam feast. M. S. Nandana, a student of class 5, recited the poem ‘Maranamillatha Manushyan’ by Akkitham included in their Malayalam textbook. Akkitham conveyed his Onam greetings to all. School authorities and PTA presented him with a gift before leaving.