Poet and lyricist
Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (1974, 1984)
Njayapilly Illathu Neelakantan Moosath, Athiyarathu Narayani Amma
Kunchan Nambiar , Sugathakumari , Kamal (director)
March 26, 2006 (aged 78), Thrissur
Kunjunni mash malayalam poet
Kunjunni, popularly known as Kunjunni Mash (Mash is the Malayalam equivalent of teacher/master), was a noted Indian Malayalam poet (10 May 1927 - 26 March 2006). He was considered as a children's poet and his poems were short like him. He always led a humble life.
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Early life and career
Kunjunni was born in the village of Valapad in Thrissur to Njayapilly Illathu Neelakantan Moosath and Athiyarathu Narayani Amma on 10 May 1927. Kunjunni started his career as a teacher at the Chelari school. He joined Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama High School in Kozhikode in 1953. He was an inmate of the Ashrama and taught, looked after and interacted with the hostel boys there. He retired from teaching in 1982 but continued to live in the Ashrama, which he had found to be most suitable for his unostentatious life and writings known for their simplicity, till he retired to his district for health reasons. Kunjunni died in his ancestral house at Valapad on 26 March 2006.
He was known for writing short poems which appeared to be childlike in form, but conveyed a message. Kunjunni handled the column for children in the Mathrubhumi weekly under the pseudonym "Kuttettan". He initiated three or four generations of aspiring writers into writing. Kunjunni returned to his native village in 1987 and became involved in social and cultural activities in the Thrissur area. He appeared in Bhoomigeetham, a film directed by Kamal. His autobiography, Enniloode, is noted for its candour, humour and simplicity.
One of his two line poems in Malayalam when translated would be like this.
One of his famous lines in Malayalam:
Kaakka Paari Poyi, Paara Baakkiyaayi
His major works include: