Popular Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passes away
Kozhikode/Kerala, October 27: The distinguished Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla had passed away at a private hospital in Kozhikode on Friday. He was 77.
Reportedly, he had been suffering from dementia-related illness for the last few months.
His novels and poems received exceptional appreciation from the readers all over Kerala.
Though he is known as a writer, Punathil Kunjabdulla was a Doctor of Medicine by profession.
He had been running a hospital in Vatakara. In his writings in Malayalam literature, he was always a modernist.
Punathil Kunjabdulla won the Kendra Sahitya Academy Award in 1980 for his novel Smarakasilakal (Memorial Stones).