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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kakkanadan Dead: Malayalam Novelist Kakkanadan Passes Away

Kollam, 19 October 2011: Noted Malayalam Novelist Kakkanadan (76) passed away today morning at a private hospital in Kollam. He was under treatment for liver  related disease.

Kakkanadan, whose real name was George Varghese Kakkanadan  has won Kendra Sahitya Academy Award in 2005, Balamani Amma Award in 2008, Muttathu Varkey Award and several other recognitions. His major works include Orotha, Parankimala, Kannadi veedu, Shreechakram Ushnamekhala, Vasoori, Saakshi etc.

Three of his stories has been made as malayalam feature films - Unnikrishnante Aadyathe Christmas, Parankimala and Parvathi.

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