Renowned Malayalam novelist and story writer Akbar Kakkattil passed away in Kozhikode. He was 62 years old. Kakkattil was undergoing treatment for a lung-related ailment for a year.
He has 54 books to his credit which includes, four novels, 27 short stories, six collections of essays, seven novelettes, a play, among others. He was the Vice-President of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi and member of Malayalam Advisory Panel of National Book Trust and Malayalam Advisory Board of Kerala Government.
He was a two-time winner of the prestigious Kerala Sahitya Akademi award. He was also the recipient of the first-ever award in humour section in 1992 for his ‘School Diary’-an anthology of short essays. Kakkattli was also a member of Malayalam Advisory Board of Kendra Sahitya Akademi and Convener of Publication Committee. He was also honoured with Ankanam Sahitya award, SK Pottekad award, State television award for best story writer and Rajiv Gandhi peace foundation award among others.
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Kerala Chief Minister – Oommen Chandy
Governor – Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam
Capital : Thiruvananthapuram
So lets asked some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the noted Malayalam writer who has been passed away recently .
2. Who was Akbar Kakkattil ?