Jnanpith awardee Akkitham dies

Thrissur, October 15

Renowned Malayalam poet and Jnanpith award winner Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, who is said to have heralded modernism in Malayalam poetry, died here on Thursday. He was 94. His ‘Irupatham Noottandinte Ithihasam’ (Epic of the 20th Century) is considered as one of the first truly modernist poems in Malayalam literature. — PTI

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