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 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.
FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE AWARDS HE OBTAINED IN HIS LONG WRITING JOURNEY.
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)
SOME OF HIS SELECTED WORK:
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)
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)
Kathi (Mathrubhumi Books)
Punathilinte 101 Kathakal
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)