Source : The Hindu
M.N. Paloor (Pazhoor Madhavan Namboodiri), one of the early modernist poets in Malayalam, died at his residence at Kovoor in Kozhikode on Tuesday morning. He was 86.
He was the recipient of the Kendriya Sahitya Akademi for his autobiography – Kathayilathavante Katha in 2013. He also received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for his work Kalikalam.
Poetry for him was a snippet vision of life tied down to words before the vision disappears. The process is painful. “Each poem tears away a part of my soul. When I am writing, a madness drives me. I have no peace of mind until I finish writing. I would be angry, have no sleep or hunger,” he had told The Hindu in an interview.