October 11th is the birth anniversary of the great Malayalam poet Changampuzha.There was a poet, a great poet, who died at the age of 37, but enriched the Malayalam language with thousands of lines of poems. One of his poems, "Ramanan", when first published was sold out like hot cakes. Reprints after reprints were taken for that. Now it is the 60th print in circulation.
Changampuzha Krishna Pillai was born on 11th October 1911 in Cochin. He started writing poems from his school days. His first poem was published when he was 14 years. Afterwards he went on writing. During his short span of life more than55 books have been published. More than 55000 lines of poems written.
He died relatively at a younger age, 37, because of TB an incurable disease in those days. Changampuzha Park at Edappally, his birth place, is living monument for him. Almost all the days some cultural programme is being organised there.