Eminent Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla dies at 77

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2017 09:44 IST

New Delhi [India], October 27 (ANI): A well-known Malayalam novelist and poet Punathil Kunjabdulla passed away on Friday at Kerala's Kozhikode. He was 77.

He had been reportedly suffering from an age-related illness.

A qualified doctor by profession, Kunjabdulla had been running a hospital in Vatakara, and was a modernist in the Malayalam literature.

His novel 'Smarakasilakal' (Memorial Stones) had won the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award (Malayalam) in 1980. (ANI)