Malayalam poet-lyricist S. Ramesan Nair no more

Kochi: Noted Malayalam poet and lyricist S. Ramesan Nair died in a private hospital in Kochi on Friday, sources close to his family said.

His end came while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 related complications.

Ramesan, 73, is survived by wife and a son.

He entered the world of lyrics in 1983 by penning songs for the Malayalam movie 'Pathamudayam' and headed the 'Thapasya Kala Sahithya Vedhi', an art and literary organisation.

He was honoured with the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 2018 for the collection of his poems titled 'Gurupournami.' He had also won the Kerala Sahithya Academy award in 2010 for his contributions.