Sugathakumari

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Sugathakumari
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BornSugathakumari
(1934-01-22)22 January 1934
Aranmula, Kingdom of Travancore, British India
(present day Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India)
Died23 December 2020(2020-12-23) (aged 86)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Occupation
  • Poet
  • Environmentalist
  • Social activist
LanguageMalayalam
NationalityIndian
Alma materUniversity College, Thiruvananthapuram
Period1957–2020
Notable worksRaathrimazha, Ambalamani, Manalezhuthu
Notable awards
Spouse
Dr. K. Velayudhan Nair
(death 2003)
Children1
Parents

Sugathakumari (22 January 1934 – 23 December 2020) was an Indian poet and activist. She was an important person in the environmentalist and feminist movements in Kerala, South India.

She was the founder secretary of the Prakrithi Samrakshana Samithi, an organization for the protection of nature and a day-care center for the mentally ill.

She chaired the Kerala State Women's Commission.[1]

Sugathakumari died on 23 December 2020 from bronchopneumonia caused by COVID-19 at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram at the age of 86.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Status of women declining: Sugathakumari". The Hindu. Thiruvananthapuram, India. 3 November 2000. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  2. "Renowned Malayalam poet-activist Sugathakumari dies of covid-19 complications". Indian Express. 23 December 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  3. "Eminent poet-activist Sugathakumari no more". Outlook. 23 December 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  4. "കവി സുഗതകുമാരി അന്തരിച്ചു; കൊവിഡ് ബാധിതയായിരുന്നു". Asianetnews.com.