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Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri Biography
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri is a well known Poet. Akkitham was born on March 18, 1926, in India. Akkitham is one of the famous and trending celebs who is popular for being a Poet. As of 2018, Akkitham Namboothiri is 92 years years old. Akkitham Namboothiri is a member of the famous Poet list. Also Read: 20 Facts You Didn’t Know About Sushant Singh Rajput
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|Age (as of 2018)||92 years|
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri Net Worth
Akkitham’s primary income source is the Poet. Currently, We don’t have enough information about his family, relationships, childhood, etc. We will update you soon.
Estimated Net Worth in 2019: $100K-$1M (Approx.)
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri Age, Height & Weight
|Home Town||Kerala, India|
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri Family, Relatives and Other Relations
He was born to Vasudevan Namboothiri & Parvathy Antharjanam. He had a brother named Akkitham Narayanan who is a famous painter. He was married to Sreedevi Antharjanam. The couple had six children including four daughters named Indira, Sreeja, Leela, Parvathy, and two sons named Vasudevan & Narayanan.
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He is a well-known Malayalam language poet, essayist, editor, and a highly decorated literary personality among contemporary Malayalam writers. Fondly known as Akkittam, his literary works began to gain wide attention in the early 1950s. Among his works so far is a milestone poem that brought him the Sanjayan Award in 1952. Titled Irupatham Noottandinte Ithihasam (Epic of the 20th Century), this poetic masterpiece of Akkitham is reckoned by many in the literary field as the one that heralded modernism in Malayalam poetry. In all, some 45 collections of his poems, plays, and short stories by him have been published. Another noted and award-winning poetic work of Akkitham was Balidarsanam (Vision of Bali), which fetched him the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 1973. Other noted poetic works of Akkitham included Arangettam, Nimisha Kshetram, Idinju Polinja Lokam, Amritaghatika, Akkithattinte Teranjedutta Kavitakal, and Kalikkottilil. Upanayanam and Samavarttanam are his noted essay works. Also Read: 20 Facts You Didn’t Know About Vidyut Jammwal
He also won the Vayalar Award in 2012. But for this octogenarian poet, his translation of the Srimad Bhagavatam is his life’s most valued work. Comprising 14,613 verses, the translation runs over 2,400 printed pages. Apart from his poetic pursuits, Akkitham also has a keen interest in bringing social reforms relevant to the time. As a member of the Yogakshema Sabha in Thrissur, Akkitham was instrumental in bringing about certain social reforms among the Namboothiri Brahmins of Kerala. He also was very much active in the efforts to promote Vedic studies in association with the famous Vedic Study Centres at Thirunavaya, Kadavalloor, and Thrissur. Akkitham also took efforts to achieve the proliferation of Vedic studies among non-Brahmins. A vociferous spokesperson against untouchability, Akkitham demonstrated his unwavering support by participating in the Paliyam Sathyagraha (peaceful protest) against untouchability in 1947.
He is a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including Padma Shri, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Aasan Prize, Vallathol Award, Lalitambika Sahitya Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Odakkuzhal Award, KrishnaGeedhi Award, Vayalar Award, Nalappad Award, Ezhuthachan Award, and the Moorti Devi Award of Jnanpith Award Committee, Amrita Keerti Puraskar for 2004. Noted painter Akkitham Narayanan is his younger brother.