Noted Malayalam Poet O N V Kurup is No More


Noted O N V Kurup a noted Malayalam poet and lyricist have passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala at the age of 84 years. He well-known as “ONV”, Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup. He had made major contributions to the Malayalam film music and also part of the progressive movement in Kerala.

About O N V Kurup:

  • He was born on 27th May 1931 in Chavara, Kollam.
  • He has completed his graduation from SN collage, Kollam
  • He had started his career as a lecturer in Maharajas College, Ernakulam and then he joined different colleges.

About his Poem:

“Munnottu” (Forward) was the first poem by him which is about his patriotic feelings was published in 1946.

Other notable poems are:

  • Agnishalabhangal (1971)
  • Aksharam (1974)
  • Uppu (1980)
  • Bhoomikkoru Charamageetham (1984)
  • Ujjayini (1994)
  • Swayamvaram (1995)

He was the Chairman of the Kerala Kalamdandalam and also served at several top positions in various arts and literary bodies.

Awards and Honours:

  • Kerala and Kendra Sahitya Academy awards.
  • country’s highest literary honour in 2007
  • The Jnanpith Award for his overall contributions to the Malayalam literature
  • Padma Shri in 1998
  • Padma Vibhushan in 2011

- Published/Last Modified on: February 15, 2016