Malayalam Poet M N Paloor died at his residence in Kovoor, Kozhikode. He was 86 years old.
He was the receiptant of Kendra Sahitya Akademi in 2013. His full name is Madhavan Namboothiri Paloor, he was born in 1932 at Parakkadavu, Ernakulam. Paloor learnt Sanskrit and Kathakali at the early age. He began his career as a driver and later became an officer in Air India.
Paloor authored some of the finest Malayalam poems. His works like Kalikalam, Pedithondan (The Coward), Theerthayathra, Bhangiyum Abhangiyum, Sarga Dhara, Pachamanga, Ardhanareeshwaran and many more.
He won Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1983 and 2004, Asian Memorial Poetry Prize in 2009 and Kendra Sahitya Akademi in 2013.
M N Paloor was survived by his wife Shanthakumari and daughter.