Renowned Malayalam poet and Jnanpith-winner O.N.V Kurup passed away in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. He was 84.
He died at a private hospital owing to age-related ailments. O.N.V, as he was popularly known, was part of the progressive movement in Kerala and penned some of the most remembered poems and film lyrics.
He was honoured with the Padma Sri in 1998 and with the Padma Vibhushan in 2011. He was awarded the Jnanpith in 2007.