Kerala: Renowned poet from Kerala, O N V Kurup passed away. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Trivandrum. At the time of death, he was 84-years old.
One of India’s greatest living poets. Mystic, profound, prophetic, gentle, pure — these words describe both ONV Kurup and his work. He is also well known as a poet who fights for the rights of the oppressed and the working class.
His first published poem was ‘Munnottu’ (Forward) which appeared in a local weekly in 1946. It was only a sudden outburst of his high-spirited patriotic sentiments, but it marked the beginning of a long poetic career.