George Varghese Kakkanadan, noted Malayalam novelist and the best
modernist writer of all times died at a private hospital in his
native town of Kollam on Wednesday. He was 76 and has been battling
cancer for over two years now.
Considered to be one of the forerunner of modernism in Malayalam
novels and short stories, Kakkanadan was known for his outspoken
nature and was hugely popular among the Kerala youth in 1960s and
George Varghese Kakkanadan was a prolific writer whose bold
views and opinion was greatly appreciated by readers. A few
Malayalam films also has been made based on his novels. Kakkanadan
won the Central Sahitya Akademi Award, the Kerala Sahitya Akademi
Award and other awards.