Writer-actor Madampu Kunjukuttan passes away
Thrissur: Writer, actor and screen writer Madampu Kunjukuttan passed away at the age of 80. He was undergoing treatment at Aswini Hospital in Thrissur after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
He was already suffering from age-related ailments. He tested positive for Covid, when he was hospitalized due to fever the other day.
Madampu Kunjukuttan was born to Sankaran Namboothiri and Savithri Antharjanam at Madampu Mana in Kiralur of Thrissur on June 23, 1941. After studying Sanskrit and 'Hasthyaayurvedam' (treatment of elephants), he worked as a Sanskrit teacher in Kodungallur and served as priest in temples too. He also worked with Akashavani (AIR).
Madampu Kunjukuttan is the recipient of several honours including Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Sanjayan Award and National Film Awards for Best Screenplay for the movie 'Karunam' directed by Jayaraj.
Noted works by Madampu Kunjukuttan includes Aswathamavu, Mahaprasthanam, Avighnamasthu, Bhrashtu, Entharo Mahanubhavulu, Nishadam, Pathalam, Aryavarthanam, Amrithasya Puthrah and Thonnyasam. He also penned screenplays for the movies 'Makalkku', 'Gourisankaram', 'Saphalam', 'Karunam' and 'Deshadanam'.
Late Savithri Antharjanam was his wife. The couple have two daughters named Jaseena Madampu and Haseena Madampu.