Noted writer Sreeram passes away

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Thrissur, Oct 10 (UNI) Well-known writer and Kerala Sahitya Academy vice-president C V Sreeraman passed away in a private hospital here today following a brief illness.

He was 76. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

Sreeraman was suffering from liver disease and was under treatment.

Winner of many awards, including the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Academy Award for his collection of short stories 'Sreeramante Kadhakal' in 1999, the prolific writer had gifted a number of short stories and novels to the Malayalam literary world.

Many of his stories had been made into films by noted film makers in the country and 'Chidambaram,' directed by Aravindan had won the coveted President's golden lotus award.

''Purushartham', 'Ponthanmada' and 'Sreemathampuram'' have also won many national and international awards.

Born to Velappan and Devaki, Sreeraman completed his primary education in Sri Lanka. After his graduation in law, he worked in Andaman and Nicobar islands for seven years. After returning to Kerala, he continued with legal practice and literary works.

As a true communist, the writer stood with the CPI(M) when the former splitted. He became Porkulam gramapanchayat president and held the post for 12 years. He had also served as a member in Kendra Sahitya Academy.


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