Puthussery Ramachandran is confirmed dead at the age of 91.
Puthussery was best known as a Indian poet.
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Noted poet, linguist Puthussery Ramachandran passes away
Veteran poet and Malayalam scholar Puthussery Ramachandran passes away at 91
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Poet Puthussery Ramachandran passes away
Puthussery Ramachandran
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Died(2020-03-14)March 14, 2020
NationalityIndian
EducationB.A. (Hons), Ph.D
Alma mater
OccupationPoet, professor
Notable work
Grameena Gayakan,Aavunnathra Uchchathil,Puthiyakollanum Puthiyoralayum,Utsavabali,Kannassa Ramayanam,Keralcharitrathinte Adisthanarekhakal
Puthussery Ramachandran (died March 14, 2020)) was an Indian poet of the Malayalam language. He was a scholar of Dravidian linguistics and a professor of Malayalam for more than three decades.
Contents
1 Career
2 Poetry
3 Bibliography
3.1 Poetry
3.2 Prose
3.3 Translations
3.4 Critical Editions
3.5 Festschrift on Dr. Puthusseri Ramachandran
3.6 Works in English
3.7 Works Translated
4 Awards
5 Positions held
6 References
7 External links
Career
Puthussery Ramachandran's academic career started as lecturer at Sree Narayana College, Kollam in 1957. He became lecturer in the Department of Malayalam at the University of Kerala in 1969. After his retirement as Professor of Malayalam and Dean of Oriental Faculty in 1988 with an experience of 32 years of teaching, he became the Honorary Director of International Centre for Kerala Studies, University of Kerala.
Ramachandran was a member of the Syndicate of the University of Kerala and was the General Secretary of First World Conference on Malayalam language and Kerala Culture organised by the University of Kerala in 1977. He was the Organizing Secretary of the First All India Conference on Dravidian Linguistics in 1971, which led to the formation of Dravidian Linguistics Association and establishment of International School of Dravidian Linguistics in Thiruvananthapuram. He was the President of Place Name Society and the Director of Asian-African and Latin American Studies.
Poetry
His first poem, Onnanthyakkuttam, was published in 1944 when the poet was just 16 years old.
Ramachandran's literary efforts have been recognised by the Sahitya Akademi, who gave him their national award for translation. In 2009 Kerala Sahitya Akademi conferred him with the Fellowship, the most distinguished honour of the Academy. He did much to promote Malayalam language and literature. On the basis of the elaborate document prepared and submitted by Government of Kerala with his guidance and leadership, Malayalam was recognised as a classical language by the Government of India in 2013. He had taken the initiative in organising the first World Malayalam Conference in 1977 in Thiruvananthapuram.
In recognition of his contributions to the studies on Early and Medieval Malayalam language and literature, the Sahitya Akademi selected him for Bhasha Samman in 2014.
Bibliography
The following is a list of his works:
Poetry
Ente Swathantryasamara Kavithakal (Poems written for India's Freedom Struggle), 1948 (Reprint 1998)
Grameena Gayakan (1948)
Aavunnathra Uchchathil (1954)
Puthiyakollanum Puthiyoralayum (1960)
Sakthipooja (1965)
Akalumthorum (1970)
Agnaye Swaha (1988)
Puthusseri Ramachandrante Kavithakal (Selected Poems) (1988)
Utsavabali (1998)
Ee Veettil Aarumille (2003)
Puthusserikkavithakal (Complete poetical works) (2008)
Prose
Ee Mannil Evarodoppam (Memoirs) (2011)
Theranjedutha Prabhandangal (Selected Essays) (2012)
Translations
Media (Greek Tragedy by Euripides) (1965)
African Kavithakal (33 poems from 13 African Countries) (1989)
Charamageetham (Anna Akhmatova's poems in Russian) (1989)
Kulashekhara Alwarude Perumal Tirumozhi (Early Tamil Poem) (2001)
Puthusseriyude Vivarthanangal (2008)
Russian African Kavithakal (2012)
Critical Editions
Kannassa Ramayanam (Balakandam) (1967)
Kannassa Ramayanam (Yudhakandam) (Published for the first time based on a manuscript of AD 1519) (1971)
Pracheena Malayalam (Collection Inscriptions) (1978)
Kannassa Ramayanam (Sundarakandam) (1980)
Kannassa Ramayanam (Kishkindakandam) (1984)
Kerala Panineeya Vimarsam (Collection of critical essays with introduction) (1986)
Kerala Panineeyam (Reprint of the first edition of Malayalam grammar with critical introduction) (1989)
Bhasha Bhagavath Gita (Complete text with critical edition and commentary) (2002)
Kannassa Ramayanam (Complete text with critical edition and commentary) (2013)
Festschrift on Dr. Puthusseri Ramachandran
Kavitha Kaalathinte Sakshi (1998)
Studies in Dravidian Place Names (1993)
Works in English
Language of Middle Malayalam (1972)
Perspectives in Place Name Studies (Editor) (1987)
Studies in Dravidian Place Names (Editor) (1989)
Ellis on Malayalam Language (2003)
Works Translated
Puthusseri ki Kavitha (Hindi) (2001)
His poems were translated into Hindi, English and Tamil published in various journals.
Awards
Bhasha Samman, Sahitya Akademi (2014)
Translation Award, Sahitya Akademi (2005)
Fellowship, Kerala Sahitya Akademi (2009)
Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Overall Contributions (1999)
N. V. Krishna Warrier Vignjaana Puraskaram (2008)
Mahakavi Vallathol Award (2008)
Asan Smaraka Kavitha Puraskaram (Asan Memorial Association, Chennai) (2008)
Yesenin Award, Russia (2012)
Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, Kerala (2015)
Thoppil Bhasi Award (2016)
Positions held
Founder Member, C. Achutha Menon Foundation (1991)
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