Mathew MattamKottayam: Noted novelist Mathew Mattam passed away due to cardiac arrest at the Kottayam medical college in the wee hours of Sunday. He was 65.

He was under treatment for a long time.

Mathew Mattam, who was one of the popular writers in Malayalam, has written more than 270 novels.

Karimbu, May Dinam, Anju Sundarikal, Alippazham, Daivam Urangiyittilla, Profasarude makal and Roti are his main works. Among these, Karimbu and May Dinam were made into films. Alippazham was made into a serial.

He is survived by his wife Saramma and children Kishore (Malayala Manorama) and Emily (Israel). Cremation will take place on Monday evening at Kottayam Parambuzha Sankranthi Bethlehem church cemetery.