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Writer Mundur Krishnankutty passes away

June 04, 2005 17:48 IST

Noted Malayalam writer Mundur Krishnankutty died on Saturday. He was 69.

Krishnankutty, who developed liver problems, was undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Palakkad.

He is survived by his son Dilip.

Krishnakutty, widely appreciated for the vivid portrayal of rural life, had penned one novel and innumerable short stories.

His stories are renowned for their realistic portrayal of life in Palakkad villages, focusing on the transformational crisis of an agrarian society.

A teacher by profession, Krishnankutty portrayed various aspects of village schools in his stories.

He also received several honours including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for his work.

Of late, Krishnakutty had acted in Malayalam TV serials and was appreciated for his performances.

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