Kochi: Actor Mammootty released the book ‘Ente Theranjedutha Niyamasabha Prasangangalum Madhyama Idapedalukalum’ (My Selected Speeches at the Legislative Assembly and the Media Interventions) written by MLA A. M. Ariff. The first copy of the book was handed over to writer-orator Prof. M. K. Sanu. The book is published by Mathrubhumi Books.
Prof. Sanu said that he was proud to attend the book release event. ‘Normally, the politicians and leaders do not write books. So I’m happy. Ariff initiated to start a cultural institution in the name of Vayalar. There should be politicians and legislators who purify the society through writing and cultural activities,’ he said.
The foreword of the book was penned by Mammootty. ‘Ariff’s book is interesting and it never makes us bored. One who is not interested in writing cannot write well. The book is readable because Ariff has a taste for writing. The speeches and media interventions of Ariff are the thoughts and responses of an ordinary person and good politician,’ Mammootty opined.
Ariff said that he was interested in writing since he was a student. His writings have been published in Mathrubhumi and other publications at that time. He added that he is glad to get the book that carries a foreword written by Mammootty through the hands of Prof. Sanu. Mathrubhumi Senior News Editor V. Jayakumar delivered welcome speech at the function.