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Ashita, renowned Malayalam poet and writer, dies aged 63

The Literary Giant Was Especially Known For Her Short Stories And Had More Than 20 Books Under Her Name.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Surabhi Pandey | Updated on: 27 Mar 2019, 07:40:17 AM
Ashita, renowned Malayalam poet and writer, dies aged 63

New Delhi:

Ashita, the celebrated Malayalam poet and writer, has died. She was 63. Undergoing treatment for cancer, Ashita breathed her last at a private hospital in Kerala’s Thrissur. According to an Indian Express report, the hospital confirmed the news at 12:55 am. The literary giant was especially known for her short stories and had more than 20 books under her name. ‘Vismaya Chhihnangal,’ ‘Apoorna Viramangal,’ ‘Ashithayude Kathakal’ ‘Mazhameghangal,’ are some of her noted works. She was conferred with prestigious Edaserri Award (1986) and the Lalithambika Antharjanam Award (1994) and the Kerala Sahithya Akademi award. Ashita is survived by husband KV Ramankutty and daughter Uma Praseeda.


Malayalam writer NS Madhavan took to Twitter to express his grief. “Day starts horribly. Ashita no more. Sad beyond words,” he said on micro-blogging site.

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First Published : 27 Mar 2019, 07:18:44 AM