Born: 27 October 1949
Died: 21 October 2010
- He was a Malayalam poet in the modernist period.
- He is considered as the icon of anarchism in Malayalam poetry.
- He became involved in the Communist Party and joined the staff of Janayugom, the party newspaper.
- He was well known for his heart touching poems and his bohemian lifestyle.
- He, who got intoxicated by the creativity of turning the pain of the homeless into poetry, slept on shop verandas and wrote poems — which were an untainted depiction of life.
- In his own words, destitution and insecurity transformed him into a poet.
- He can be considered the icon of anarchism in Kerala.
- He was a close friend of the late filmmaker John Abraham.
- He was also famous as a great lover of sunlight (‘veyil’ in the Malayalam language) and a passionate adherent of Communism.
- For an English translation of his poems see ‘Selected Poems of A.
- He from God’s Own Country’ published by Authors Press – translation by P.K.N.Panicker ISBN 978-81-7273-840-2.
- He won the Asan Smaraka Kavitha Puraskaram (Asan Poetry Prize), one of the highest literary awards in Malayalam literature, for the year 2010.
- He was also a recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry in 1999.
- His life has been documented on a short film, Ithrayum Yathabhagam, made by Odessa Sathyan, one of the founders of Odessa Collective, a people’s film movement in Kerala.
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