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Dramatist, poet Kavalam Narayana Panicker passes away

Thiruvananthapuram: Renowned dramatist and poet Kavalam Narayana Panicker passed away here on Sunday. He was undergoing treatment for age-related ailments for quite sometime now. He was 88. Prolific writer and singer Kavalam, as he is known to the literary world, has penned more than 25 Malayalam plays. He explored the unique folk traditions in Kerala and incorporated them into the art he showcased….

Several plays were adapted from classical Sanskrit drama. Some of the prominent works, which were staged include Madhyamavyayogam (1979), Kalidasa’s Vikramorvasiyam (1981, 1996), Shakuntalam (1982)Karnabharam (1984, 2001), Bhasa’s Uru Bhangam (1988), Swapnavasavadattam and Dootavakyam.

He was honored with Padma Bhushan in the year 2007. He bagged Kerala state film award for best lyrics in 1978 and 1982….

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