Renowned poet Sugathakumari passed away at the age of 86
On Wednesday renowned Malayalam poet and environmental activist Sugathakumari passed away following Covid-19 complications at the Medical College Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. She was 86.
For the past one week, Sugathakumari had been hospitalised with severe pneumonia after testing positive for Covid-19. She was on ventilator support after her body stopped responding to medication. Doctors said she was affected by bronchopneumonia, a condition that causes inflammation within the air sacs within the lungs.
She was the founding secretary of the character outfit Prakriti Samrakshana Samiti and ‘Abhaya’, a home for destitute women in Kerala.
She published her first poem in 1957. A number of her renowned works were ‘Rathrimazha’, ‘Ambalamani’, Paavam Manavahridayam, Swapnabhoomi and ‘Pathirapookal’.
Her poetry was realated with environmental issues and spoke volumes of her contempt for human interference with nature.
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