Famed Kerala poet-activist Sugathakumari dies of Covid-19 complications

Thiruvananthapuram - She died at the medical college hospital where she was undergoing treatment for the coronavirus.



By Web Report

Published: Wed 23 Dec 2020, 10:08 AM

Last updated: Wed 23 Dec 2020, 10:18 AM

Famed Malayalam poet and activist Sugathakumari passed away Wednesday following Covid-19 complications at the Medical College Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. She was 86.

She was suffering from breathing difficulties due to bronchopneumonia.

Sugathakumari is the recipient of many honours including Padma Shri, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Odakkuzhal Award, Vayalar Award, Vallathol Award, Ezhuthachan Award, Asan Prize, Saraswati Samman, Thoppil Bhasi award, Mathrubhumi Literary Award and ONV Literary Award.


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