Yet another sad news from the industry flood in, renowned Malayalam poet, activities Sugathakumari passed away earlier this day due to covid-19 complications at Thiruvanthram aged 86.
The Padma Shri awardee Sugathakumari for past one week was admitted at the medical college hospital in Thiruvanthram due to testing positive for the deadly covid-19 pandemic. The complications led to bronchopneumonia, which led to inflammation in the air sacs in the lungs.
Sugathakumari was declared to be in a critical state yesterday and many Twitter users took to social media to depict their tension. Sadly, the news of her demise struck the heart all over the world earlier today.
My profound concern for #Sugathakumari Chechi’s well-being. She has been looking frail &is in a fragile state especially after the passing of her sister. Thank God she is in excellent hands at Thiruvananthapuram’s MedicalCollege Hospital. I pray for her speedy &complete recovery. https://t.co/ErbZttU3tE
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 21, 2020
As the news of her demise spreads, many Twitter users have showcased their feelings and talked baout stories about Sugathakumari.
— ATHUL KRISHNA NS ?? (@athulkrishna_7) December 23, 2020
Sorry to hear of demise of Sugathakumari Teacher the revolutionary poet activist and #environmental leader of the Silent Valley movement in the 80s. Yesterday I visited Silent Valley and remembered her. Today she is no more. Rest in peace [email protected] @wti_org_india pic.twitter.com/3RLSI3x4GC
— Vivek Menon (@vivek4wild) December 23, 2020
Born in 1934 to freedom fighter Bodheswaran, and Sanskrit scholar VK Karthyaynini Amma, Sugathakumari came from a humble background with dreams to be the change in this world.
With a degree in philosophy from Kerala University and Thiruvananthapuram University College, Sugathakumari has always been inclined towards the betterment of nature and world, and even in her last days, she worked towards the very same goal.
Sugathakumari had won many awards for her melodious voice and the works she stood for, among which she has even been awarded Padma Shri, Kerala Sahitya Akademi and Kendra Sahitya Akademi award.
പ്രശസ്ത കവയിത്രി സുഗതകുമാരി അന്തരിച്ചു
Renowned Malayalam poet and environmentalist Sugathakumari, 86, who was tested positive for Covid 19, died in Thiruvanapuram. In the forefront of green movements, played a big role in the Save Silent Valley protest #sugathakumari pic.twitter.com/UFHG0bOUFn
— hafeezullah kv (@hafeezkv) December 23, 2020
She was a melodious Malayalam poet as well as a social activist and was at the vanguard of many such protests among which one was saved silent Valley agitation in the 90s, soon after which her poem silent Valley showcased her close relationship and touch with Mother Nature.
The famous Malayalam poet Sugathakumari published many such poems about nature, but among the first ones was in 1957, since then she has shown her feelings in the way of poems in many such artistic ways. Some of her works are- Swapnabhoomi, Ambalamani, Paavam Manavahridayam, Pathirapookal, etc.
Renowned poet, Social and environmental activist Padmashree Sugathakumari teacher passed away.
She was diagnosed with Covid19 and Pneumonia.
— Spiritual Traveler (@anandhuvnair) December 23, 2020
Our condolences to the family of Sugathakumari, may her soul rest in peace.