Visually impaired poet loses his collection of poems; requests through social media to find it
Maranalloor (Thiruvananthapuram): In a tragic event, a visually impaired poet lost his collection of poems during a journey. Perumbazhuthoor native Udayan Kokkod (45) has requested through his social media accounts to find the book and return it to him.
Many of his poems had gone viral on the social media platforms. The notebook containing about 15 poems was lost near Pappakode at Maranalloor-Neyyattinkara road in Vandannur on Sunday. Udayan went to Pappakode for the recording of poems.
As he is visually impaired, his bag fell down while alighting from the car. Though he took the bag, he did not realise that the book was lost. He came to know about this after reaching the recording studio. He returned to the place and searched for the book, but could not find it.
Udayan said that he does not copy the poems anywhere else and the poems cannot be rewritten in the same way again. He pens poems on contemporary issues. The murder of Walayar sisters, murder of tribal youth Madhu, honour killing victim Kevin were subjects for Udayan’s poetry. He has penned about 60 poems.
The poem titled ‘Theekkanal’ written on the suicide of the couple in Neyyattinkara amid eviction procedures had gone viral on social media. Also the poem ‘Bharamallente Bharyayanu’ on the incident in which an Odisha man had to carry his wife’s body was widely appreciated.
Though Udayan also lost his ATM card along with the book, he said it can be regained without much trouble. His only concern is about the book that contains his poems. The poet can be contacted at the number: 9061648036.