Novelist Ayyaneth dead in road accident

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 17 (UNI) Noted Malayalam novelist Pathrose Ayyaneth died today at a local hospital where he was admitted after a road accident.

He was 76 and is survived by a son and a daughter.

Ayyaneth met with the accident yesterday.

Popularly known as P Ayyaneth, he had written more than 60 books including 45 novels and short stories.

''Vazhvemaayam,'' a film based on one of his fictions, had won the Madras Film Fans Association award.

After graduation, he started his career as a teacher and later joined the Bureau of Economics and Statistics from where he retired as Assistant Director.

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