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Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passes away

By Chennabasaveshwar

Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passed away on Friday at the age of 75 in Kerala's Kozhikode.

Punathil Kunjabdulla. Courtesy: ANI news

Doctor by profession, Kunjabdulla was a modernist in Malayalam literature. His novel Smarakasilakal (Memorial Stones) won the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award (Malayalam) in 1980.

Born in Vatakara in Kozhikode district, Kunjabdulla received a bachelor's degree from Government Brennen College, Thalassery and an MBBS degree from Aligarh Muslim University.

His other major works include Marunnu, Kanyavanangal, Kathi and Aligarh Kathakal.

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