Eminent poet Sugathakumari turns 84
Thiruvananthapuram: Her pen is mightier than sword. As Sugathakumari turns 84 on Monday, it marks the celebration of humanity and nature that she has ever stood for through her poems and life.
But she is not sure whether to be happy about it as she says “the country is full of grief and sorrow and not sure turning 84 here is pleasant”.
There are no celebrations at her house on the occasion. But many followers, fans and colleagues reached her house at Nandavanam to wish the queen of poetry a happy and warm birthday.
“I haven’t invited anyone but those who are coming are always welcome,” she says.
She entered the mainstream Malayalam poetic world in the 80s. Her poems merged with nature and environment. She is the founder secretary of the Prakrithi Samrakshana Samithi, an organisation for the protection of nature and of Abhaya, a home for destitute women and a day-care centre for the mentally ill.
Sugathakumarai played a vital role in the Save Silent Valley protest and many other environmental issues and still continues her ventures to save mother nature.