N.KUMARAN ASAN

  • Born on 12 April 1873 at Kayikkara village,Chirayinkeezhu taluk,Thiruvananathapuram.
  • Also known as MAHAKAVI KUMARAN ASAN.
  • The prefix Mahakavi, awarded by Madras University in 1922.
  • One of the triumvirate poet of Kerala, South India.
  • He was the First President of SNDP.
  • His major works includes Sthothrakrithikal(1901),Sountharyalahari(1901),Veena Poovu(1907),Oru simhaprasavam(1909),Nlini(1911),Leela(1914).
  • Some of the earlier works of the poet were Subramanya Sathakam and Shankara Sathakam.
  • In 1917 Ashan married Bhanumathiamma,the daughter of Thachakudy Kumaran.
  • He died on 16 January 1924,met with a boat accident while travelling on a double-decker boat was name as “redmeer” at Vembanad Lake.
  • The spot where Asan met with death was later named as “KUMARAKOTI”.
  • THE KUMARAN ASAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE of culture at Thonnakal was founded in 1958 in his memory.

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