Thrissur: Poet Balachandran Chullikkad said that it was the letter sent by writer Ashitha that motivated him to live further during a time he was ousted from his home and native place. He added that both he and Ashitha believed in bonding by love than blood relations.
The poet recalled the memories during the release function of the books ‘Ashithorma’, a compilation of the memories of Ashitha’s friends and ‘Sreeramakrishnan Paranja Kathakal’, a collection of unpublished stories of Ashitha. Both books are published by Mathrubhumi Books.
Ashitha’s friend and writer Shoukath said he wishes to see Ashitha’s letters to Nitya Chaitanya Yati published. Balachandran Chullikkad released the books by handing them over to Ashitha’s daughter Uma Praseeda. Mathrubhumi News Editor M. K. Krishna Kumar and N. Sreekumar also spoke at the function.