|Pen name Chemmanam|
Occupation Poet, social worker
Name Chemmanam Chacko
|Born 7 March 1926 (age 89)Mulakulam, Kerala, India (1926-03-07)|
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Chemmanam Chacko is an award-winning satirical poet from Kerala, India.
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Chacko was born on March 7, 1926, in the village of Mulakulam in erstwhile Travancore. His father was a Christian priest. He did his early schooling in Saint Joseph's school, Piravom, and went on to receive his BA honours in Malayalam literature with first rank from University College, Trivandrum. He worked as a professor at Mar Ivanios College and the Department of Malayalam, University of Kerala.
Chacko's first published poem was 'Munnottu' (Forward) which appeared in a local weekly in 1946. The poem 'Kanakaaksharangal' published in 1967 brought him popularity. Chemmanam is famed for efficiently utilising satire in his poems as a means of social and political critique. His poetic style has often drawn comparison to the early Malayalam language poet Kunjan Nambiar. His 1977 poetry collection Rajapatha won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. He was conferred with the lifetime achievement award for literature by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi in 2006. He received the Mahakavi Pandalam Keralavarma Award for Poetry in 2014.