Prominent Malayalam Writer Dr. Punathil Kunjabdulla Is Dead. A Tribute

The fearless and wonderful writer Dr. Punathil Kunjabdulla is no more.

Award-winning Malayalam Novelist Punathil Kunjabdulla is dead.  He was 77.  The Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and many other prominent personalities from politics social, religious and economic fields expressed their condolences at Kunjabdulla’s departure.

Punathil Kunjabdulla, Image source: Outlook

Punathil Kunjabdulla is a well-known Malayalam language novelist, short story writer, and poet from Kerala state, South India. He was a medical doctor by profession.

Born in the year 1940 in Vadakara in Kozhikode District. He is known as one of the modernist writers in Malayalam.

He won several awards from different fields.  His novel Smarakasilakal (Memorial Stones) won the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award (Malayalam) in 1980.

At a very young age of 13, Punathil started his writing journey.  He is regarded as a genius writer among many of the experienced writers in the Malayalam literature.

He breathed his last on 27 October 2017 at 7.40 AM in a private hospital after a prolonged age-related sickness.

News And Views express our deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.


Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award (Malayalam) (1980) – for Smarakasilakal

Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (1978) – for Smarakasilakal

Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (1980) – for Malamukalile Abdulla

Kerala Sahitya Akademi Fellowship (2010)

Kerala Sahithya Academy Award-Volgayil Manju peyyumbol.

Vishwadeepam Award – for Marunnu

Muttathu Varkey Award (1999)



Smarakasilakal (DC Books, 1977)

Marunnu (DC Books)

Punathilinte Novellakal (DC Books)

Agnikinavukal (DC Books)

Ente Priyapetta Kathakal (DC Books)

Paralokam (DC Books)

Kanyavanangal (DC Books)

Navagrahangulude Thadavara (with Sethu) (DC Books)

Ammaye Kaanan (Children’s novel, Mathrubhumi Books)


Short stories

Malamukalile Abdulla (Mathrubhumi Books, 1974)

Marichupoya Ente Appanammamarkku (Poorna Publications, 1997)

Aligarh Kathakal (Mathrubhumi Books, 2012)

Kshethravilakkukal (Mathrubhumi Books)

Kure Sthreekal (Mathrubhumi Books)

Ente Kamukimarum Mattu Kathakalum

Pranaya Kathakal (Mathrubhumi Books)

Neelaniramulla Thottam

Kathi (Mathrubhumi Books)

Punathilinte 101 Kathakal

Other Writings:

Atmaviswasam Valiya Marunnu (memoirs & essays, Mathrubhumi Books)

Kaippunyam Athava Chila Adukkalakkaryangal (cookery, Mathrubhumi Books)

Nashtajaathakam (autobiography, DC Books)

Puthiya Marunnum Pazhaya Manthravum (memoirs, Mathrubhumi Books)

Randaam Chemmeen (memoirs, Manorama Books, 2012)

Volgayil Manju Peyyumbol (travelogue, Mathrubhumi Books)


Source: Outlook, The Hindu, Wikipedia.



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