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Legendary Malayalam poet Akkitham passes away

Legendary Malayalam poet and Jnanpith laureate Mahakavi Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passed away at a private hospital in Thrissur on Thursday. The 94-year old poet died two weeks after he was conferred with the Jnanpith award.

The award ceremony was conducted at the poet’s residence on September 24. He is the sixth Keralite writer receiving the country’s most prestigious literary honour.

News source ~ DC