A poet, who, with his imaginative skills, created poetic expressions that often dealt with the very land he belonged to; its events, people and situations that he experienced. Kurup was born on May 27, at Chavara, in Kollam District, where he also spent his school days. Kurup did his college education at the S. College, Kollam and University College, Thiruvananthapuram for his graduation in Economics and masters programme in Malayalam respectively.
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A poet, who, with his imaginative skills, created poetic expressions that often dealt with the very land he belonged to; its events, people and situations that he experienced. Kurup was born on May 27, at Chavara, in Kollam District, where he also spent his school days. Kurup did his college education at the S.
College, Kollam and University College, Thiruvananthapuram for his graduation in Economics and masters programme in Malayalam respectively. Even though Mr. Kurup lost his father at the age of eight, he was fortunate to learn the basics of Malayalam and Sanskrit from him. His first major effort in poetry began during his school days, which also saw his first published poem Munnottu Forward in , penned in the backdrop of his patriotic feelings.
As a child, Mr. Kurup used to read the epic Adhyatma Ramayanam, every evening, during the month of Karkkitakam. The poetic aspects of the epic, its style and presentation further strengthened Mr. Reckoned as one of the best in the poetic world inside and outside Kerala, Mr. Kurup in his professional stint as a teacher, started off with the Maharaja?
Before his retirement from teaching service in , he was visiting Professor of Calicut University for one year. Kurup and his perception of poetry as an art and an expression with a purpose, invariably dealt with the actions, thought process, drawbacks, limits, state of affairs and all that could be experienced through the five senses and Mother Earth.
To Mr. Kurup, a poem ultimately becomes a passionate wish for a common cause, or a means to unite hearts with showers of love and compassion.
Still, on a different plane, according to Mr. Kurup, poems can be an outpour of feelings, weighed down by loss, despair and helplessness. All these, are common phenomenon, which plays its part in the drama that unfolds as life, everywhere. Romanticism and poetry share a bond that is as old as poetry and poets. And for Mr. Kurup, the inclination to nurture and maintain romantic elements in many of his poems seems to be like his second nature. His first poetry collection was Porutunna Soundaryam in Kurup has also come up with a book titled - Dahikunna Panapatram The Thirsty Chalice , featuring a collection of his poems from to Some of his poetic works in Malayalam that have touched the heart and soul of thousands and became subjects of veritable entertainment and source of inspiration include, Marubhumi, Nilakkannukal, Mayilppili, Oru Tulli Velicham, Agni Salabhangal, Aksharam, Karutta pakshiyude pattu, Uppu, Bhumikku Oru Charamagitam, Sarngakappakshikal, Mrgaya, Tonniaksharangal, Aparahnam and Ujjayini.
He has also written a collection of poems for children, called Valapottukal. But to his credit, he has a handful of works in prose.
Making a difference to traditional pursuits of a poet, Mr. Kurup and his lyrical wonders soon began casting a strong impression in the Malayalam films and dramas. He is a music enthusiast, and this personal trait too worked towards the successful creation of a string of memorable Malayalam film songs, most of them, melodies with a distinctive touch of Mr.
He still relishes writing evergreen lyrics for film songs. As a poet, who has made a mark of his own in the literary world of Kerala as well as outside Kerala, Mr. Among the responsibilities that came his way so far, he was member of the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi from to , and currently serves as the Chairman of Kerala Kalamandalam. Accolades and recognitions has been part of his life ever since Mr.
Kurup struck an everlasting chord of love with poetry. Agni Salabhangal the poetic work by Mr. Kurup was awarded the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award in A noted poetic work of Mr. He has also won the Kerala State film awards twelve times, for the best lyricist. But the pinnacle of recognitions bestowed on Mr. Kurup till date, remains the coveted national award Padmashri, which he received in The septuagenarian poet is without doubt the few among his contemporaries, who continues his poetic pursuits with an undying fervor.
And in the process, Mr. Kurup remains as one of the highly respected and accomplished poets of modern Kerala. Address O. No festivals in Kerala. Ministry of Tourism launches 'Stranded in India' portal to help foreign tourists stuck in various parts of India. Explore our Mobile App section. Visits since 1 Apr 1,, Visits since 1 Jan 42,, Home O.
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