Chemmanam Chacko

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Chacko in 2013

Chemmanam Chacko (March 7, 1926 – August 14, 2018) was an Indian satirical poet. He was born in Mulakulam, Travancore.

Work[change | change source]

Chacko's first published poem was 'Munnottu' (Forward) in 1946. The poem 'Kanakaaksharangal' published in 1967 made him famous. Chemmanam was known for his satire poems inspired from social and political events/issues in India.[1]

His 1977 poetry collection Rajapatha won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. He was honored with the lifetime achievement award for literature by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi in 2006. He won the Mahakavi Pandalam Keralavarma Award for Poetry in 2014.[2]

Death[change | change source]

Chacko died on 14 August 2018, aged 92, at his home in Kochi, Kerala from cardiopulmonary arrest complicated by Parkinson's disease.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A war of verse". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 9 April 2010.
  2. "Honour for a poet's lifetime work". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 15 March 2006.
  3. Bureau, Kochi (2018-08-15). "Chemmanam Chacko dead". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 15 August 2018.

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