Rahul Gandhi expresses grief over Malayalam poet ONV Kurup’s demise

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New Delhi, Feb. 14 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday expressed grief over demise of Jnanpith awardee Malayalam poet ONV Kurup.

“My condolences on the passing away of noted Malayalam poet Shri ONV Kurup.With his demise Malayalam lit has lost a much loved &admired voice,” Gandhi said in tweet.

Kurup died at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram due to age-related illness. He was 84.

He was suffering from illness for a while and suffered a heart attack on Saturday 4.50 p.m.

As a lyricist, the Malayalam poet-lyricist, won the National Award for Best Lyricist in 1989 and had won the Kerala State Film award 13 times.

He was conferred with Padma Shri in 1998 and Padma Vibhushan in 2011.

He is survived by his wife Sarojini and two children. (ANI)

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