Kozhikode : Noted poet MN Paloor has passed away at his residence in Kovoor. He was 86.
The poem “Ushas” earned him wide acclaim. His other notable credits include Pedithondan, Kalikalam, Theerthayathra, Sugama Sangeetham, Kavitha, Bhanigyum Abhangiyum, Pacha Maanga and Kathayillathavante Katha(autobiography).
Paloor was awarded Sathitya Akademi award in 2013. Other awards conferred on him include Kerala Sahitya Akademi award, Aasan Memorial Petry prize and Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in the “Overall Contributions” category.
The poet was born in 1932 in Ernakulam district, Parakkadavu. He learnt Sanskrit and kathakali at a tender age.
Paloor is survived by wife Shanthakumari and daughter Savithri.