Writer Sreedharan Pallikkara passes away
Thikkodi (Kozhikode): Poet and storywriter Sreedharan Pallikkara alias Pallikkaramanattil Sreedharan Master passed away on Thursday evening. He was 78. He had been the headmaster of Chingapuram Veeravanchery LP School for 21 years.
Last rites will be held at his residence near Veeravanchery School on Friday at 8 in the morning. He is survived by wife Pankajakshi Amma and son Vishnu and daughter Veena.
His demise came unexpectedly when he was working on a novel based on the life of Kelappaji. At a time, his stories used to be published in Mathrubhumi continuously. Also the magazines released contemporarily published his stories and poems.
He has also tried his hands at various genres like novel, short story, poetry and play. He started writing at the age of 13 and continued even at 78. Recently, two of his novels, ‘Nokkukuthiyude Kuppayam’ and ‘Idayante Akasham’, were released together.
‘Njattuvelayude Aarambham’, ‘Kalavarsham’ and ‘Ente Noottonnu Kavithakal’ are his collections of poems. He has also published collection of stories including ‘Aakasham Veezhunna Sabdam’, ‘Anuragathinte Damshtrakal’ and ‘Nalamathe Nakshathram’.
Sreedharan Pallikkara has bagged several honours including Moodadi Damodaran Award, K. A. Kodungallur Award, V. P. Muhammed Award and Nandanar Award. He was noted for the philosophical approach in his stories and the romantic style of writing.