Thiruvananthapuram: Three weeks after eminent Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri was conferred with the Jnanpith award, the massively well-liked author sometimes called Akkitham, handed away at a hospital in Thrissur on Thursday morning, stated household sources.
He was unwell for a couple of days. He breathed his final round eight.10 a.m.
The funeral shall be held in keeping with the COVID-19 protocols and can happen at his hometown in Patambi in Palakkad district, later within the day.
The 94-year-old literary icon was given the Jnanpith at his residence ‘Devayanam’ by Kerala Tradition Minister A.Ok. Balan on September 24.
Seated in an armchair at his house, Akkitham obtained the award and have become the sixth Keralite to be conferred with the celebrated literary award.
Akkitham’s work contains “Irupatham Noottantinte Ithihasam”, “Balidarashanam” and “Dharma Sooryan” amongst over 45 works of poems, performs and quick tales.