- Degree: MA, PhD, DLit
Field of Achievement: Poet, Writer, Printer, Publisher, Priest, Journalist, Educationist & Dramatist;
Date of Birth: February 16, 1945
Place of Birth: Thuruthipuram
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Education: Dharmaram College, Bengaluru, S.H College, Thevara, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, Calicut Univ
Career: ex-Prof & Head, Malayalam Dept & Vice-Principal, St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri; Mg Ch Editor, Kudumbadeepam; Mg Director: LFI Press, Thevara, Janatha Books Publications; now President, Kalabhavan, Koonammave; ex-Director: Navakerala Co-operative & Publishing Co, Rajagiri Provincial Councillor for Education & Mass Media; Member, Board of Directors, Cochin Kalabhavan; ex-Prior & Manager, S.H College and other educational Instns, Thevara; ex-Prior, St. Joseph’s Monastery, Koonammavu; ex-Secy, Calicut Book Club; written over 38,000 lyrics including for more than 700 cassettes;
Publication: 75 Books including: Asanile Darsanikan (1972), Athyadhunika Sahithyathinte Mukhabhavangal (1975), Malayala Bhashayam Dr. Hermann Gundertum (1997)-literary crit; Bindu (1972), Oruchippiyum Kure Muthukalum (1977), Suryavrutham (1985), Nakshthramanente Lakshyam (1991), Mulanthandu (1995), Munthirithottam (1996), Smruthigadha (1998), Aparahna Swapnangal (1999), Vakkil Ninnu Artham Irangiyodunnu (2005)-poems; Divasangalude Sangeetham (1975 vol I, 1976 vol II), Sakunthalam Oru Hasyanatakam (1982)-literary discussion; Sethubhangam (1979), Thalam Jeevithathinte Thalam (1988), Asthrapadham (1991), Madhyahnathile Kodungattu (1991), Sisirasuryan (1991), Akalangalil Manimuzhakkam (1992)-plays; Thanalmaram (1974 novel), Premavivaham Parajaymo (1978 ed), Nattuchanerathu (1986 narrative poem), Deivasnehiyaya Manushya Snehi (1988 biog), Khalil Gibran Kathakal (1999), Mother Teresa: Oru Santhwana Sparsham (1999), Nithyathayude Theerangal (1999), Nithyatha Enna Sathyam (1999), Ek Seep Aur Kuchch Mothi (2001 Hindi), Mother Teresa-A Touch of Solace (2002 English), Thejomayan (2003 epic poem), Tagore Gitanjali (2004), Swargeeya Veenakal (2004), Beyond Words (2004 English poems), Smrithiyude Mayilpeelikal (2005), Ananthathayude Oru Thari (2005), Karutha Kalathinu Velutha Chirakukal (2005), Kanalil Nadanna Kanyaka (2005), Kathayude Chirakukalil (2007), Suhruthe Enikkuninne Ishtamanu (2007), Thirunamakeerthanangal (2008), Keralam Kanda Karmayogi (2009), Veekshanaparvam (2009), Veekshana Darpanam (2009), Ragamanikyam (2009), Chinthavinodam (2010), Chillu (2010), Apoorva Sundara Malayalam (2010), Arul (2010 tr), Prardhikkunna Manakavi (2011), Kamanam (2014), Nagarasanyasium Mazhavillum (2014), Kavadam, Kadaksham, Khalil Gibrante Pinnale (2017), Kadaham (2017), Geethanjali (2017), Natakavasantham (2018);
Awards: National Christian Book Award, Thiruvalla Book Fair Award, Puthenkavu Mathan Tharakan Souhruda Mudra, Editor’s Choice Award of National Library of Poetry (USA) 1997, K.C.B.C Award 1997, Best Citizens of India Award 1998, Mandasmitham Sahithi Award 1998, Dr. K.M George Foundation Research Award 1999, Tejas Award 2000, Maryvijayam Literary Award 2001, Akshara Surya Award 2004, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy Gurupooja Award 2006, Bharat Excellence Award 2007, Bharath Yogyata Award 2011, International Gold Star Award 2013, Indian Award for Excellence in Social Work 2013, Rajiv Gandhi Arch Excellence Award, Rashtreeya Jewel Award, Indian Excellence Award for Education 2013, Human Excellence Award 2014, Global Excellence Award 2014, Rashtriya Jyoti Award 2014, Personality of the Year Award 2017, 2018, Biography of the Year 2017;
Address (Office): President, Kalabhavan, St. Joseph’s Monastery, Koonammave 683516, India.
Telephone: 09388844524, 09246027270.