Noted Malayalam poet Chemmanam Chacko Passes Away

by Kerala | 15-08-2018 | 365 views

Noted Malayalam poet and Sahitya Akademi awardee Chemmanam Chacko (92) passed away. He had been undergoing treatment for age-related ailments for quite sometime. Known for his satirical works, Chacko reacted to the contemporary socio-political issues of Kerala through his poems. Chacko had won several awards, including those by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Sanjayan Award, Kunjan Nambiar Kavitha puraskaram, P Smaraka Puraskaram and Mahakavi Ulloor Award. His funeral will be held on Sunday at the cemetery of St Mary's Orthodox Cathedral at Mannukkunnu in Mulakkulam village in Kottayam district.

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