VALLATHOL NARAYANA MENON

  • Born on 16 October 1878 at Chenara,Tirur,Malabar.
  • He was one of the triumvirate poets of Modern Malayalam Language.
  • The MAHAKAVI (Great poet) was applied to him in 1913 after the publishing of Mahakavya Chithrayogam.
  • He wrote a series of poems based on the aspects of Indian Freedom Movement and wrote against of caste restrictions.
  • He has a huge knowledge about Sanskrit Language.
  • He married Vanneri Chittazhiveetil Madavi Amma in November 1901 and shifted to Thrissur.
  • He worked as manager in Klapadrumam press in Thrissur from 1905 to 1910.
  • From 1915 he started working in Keralodayam Newspaper.
  • His earlier works were Kiratha sathakam and vyasavatharam.
  • He won Bhashaposhini magazines poetry award in 1894.
  • His major literary work is Valmiki’s Ramayana into Malayalam,the work of which started in 1905 and take 2 years to complete it.
  • He played a major role in setting up of KeralaKlamandalam at cheruthuruthy.
  • His famous works includes Abhivadhyam,AchanumMakalum, Allah, Kavyamanjsha, Kochuseetha, Rithuvilasam, Vishukani.
  • He died on 13 March 1958 at Ernakulam

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