Poet Neelamperoor Madhusoodanan Nair passes away
Thiruvananthapuram: Poet Neelamperoor Madhusoodanan Nair passed away at the age of 84 here on Saturday. He was undergoing treatment for age related ailments at a private hospital.
He was born to P N Madhava Pillai, a teacher, and G Parvathy on March 25, 1936, at Neelamperoor village in Kuttanad. He is survived by wife K L Rugmini Devi and children M Deepukumar and M Indulekha.
Neelamperoor Madhusoodanan Nair graduated in Mathemetics from Changanassery NSS College and completed post-graduation in Statistics in Palakkad Victoria College. He worked as a teacher for some years and later joined the department of industries and commerce as a market analyst. He retired as joint director in 1991.
Author of about 30 books including 15 collections of poetry, Neelamperoor Madhusoodanan Nair had won Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award in 2000 for his book ‘Chamatha’. The poet had also won State Award for Children’s Literature, First Kanakashree Award of Kerala Sahithya Akademi (1991), Muloor Memorial Award (1998) and Abu Dhabi Sakthi Award.
His major works include ‘Ithile Varika’, ‘Eettilam’, ‘Chitha’, ‘Urangum Mumb’, ‘Amaran’, ‘Phalitha Chinthakal’, ‘Mousalaparvam’, ‘Azhimughathu Muzhangunnath’, ‘Sooryanil Ninnoral’, ‘Chamatha’, ‘Pazhkinar’, ‘Kiliyum Mozhiyum’, ‘Ambilippookkal’ and ‘Edisonte Katha’. Apart from this, he used to translate and write lyrics for films.
CM condoles demise
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled the demise of poet Neelamperoor Madhusoodanan Nair. He said that the poet contributed to the progressive literary movement through his poetry and cultural activities. His poem based on Mahabharatham was widely discussed. He worked in the forefront of Purogamana Kala Sahitya Sangham and upheld secular values, the CM added.