Vishnu Narayanan Namboodiri
(born 1939) is a famous poet and figure in Malayalam literature
Vishnunarayanan was born in Seeravally Illam in Thiruvalla
. He acquired a Master's degree in English. He was an English teacher at colleges in Kozhikode
and also worked in the State Institute of Languages
Vishnu Naryanan Namboodiri, one of the most famous poets of contemporary Malayalam literature, celebrated his 70th Birthday (Saptati)on 02 Jun this year.Nothing else could be a more appropriate ‘Saptati Pranamam’
to the author of ‘Pranayageethangal’ and a host of other verses who owns a cliché as a ’Poet with a Difference and A friend of Controversies’, whom the Malayalam literature adores so dearly, other than this article on his life and vision.
“ Poetry is something that should create tranquillity in human mind and thereby lead one to ‘Karma’. Anything that evokes mental tumult and agony is not poetry,” says Vishnu Narayanan Namboodiri.
When you walk along the pavement of ever busy MG Road in Trivandrum city, if you notice someone clad in greyish khadi kurta and white dhoti, at times adjusting the black rimmed specs which vainly try to mask those radiant eyes, carrying a satchel on his left shoulder, steadying up his thick hair shining white as the Siachen glacier with his right hand, walking slowly on hard chappals with that charming smile to anyone who... Read More