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Chandiroor Divakaran
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Native name
കളത്തിൽ മാക്കി ദിവാകരൻ
Born Kalathil Makki Divakaran
10 May 1946 (1946-05-10) (age 74)
Chandiroor, Kerala, British India
Pen name ചന്തിരൂർ ദിവാകരൻ
Occupation Writer, author, poet, songwriter
Language Malayalam
Nationality Indian
Genres Story, Poetry, Essay
Years active 1965-present
Spouse Ambujakshi
Children
  • Sreeja Ben
  • Sangeetha
  • Sangamithra

Kalathil Makki Divakaran (Malayalam: കളത്തിൽ മാക്കി ദിവാകരൻ), better known by his pen name Chandiroor Divakaran, is a Malayalam–language poet and folk-song writer from Kerala, India. He was awarded the Ambedkar National Award in 2011 for his overall contribution to Malayalam literature.

Biography

Divakaran was born in Chandiroor, a small village in Alappuzha district, Kerala, on 10 May 1946. The son of Kalathil Makki and Kurumba, he started writing poems at a very young age. After completing his pre-degree in Sanskrit, he started the Malayalam Vidwan Course under Vidwan G. Kumaran Nair and completed the course in the year 1973. He then started teaching in various tutorials in the Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts. In 1980, he was selected for the post of Assistant Clerk (Last Grade Employee) in the Kerala State Housing Board. He served the Board till 2001. At the time of retirement, he was in the post of Upper Division Clerk.

He has written many folk songs, drama songs and Villu Paatu (a traditional song style). He is married to Ambujakshi and has three children.

Works

  • Radha – (1965)
  • Parnnupoya Inakkuyil – (1966)
  • Malsyaghandhi – (1968)
  • Sheriffa – (1969)
  • Udayavum Kathu – (1977)
  • Aazhathilodungiya Jeevithangal – (1980)
  • Madhya Durantham – (1982)
  • Kudumbini – (1990) (Short story)
  • Muzhakkuka Panjajanyam – (1991)
  • Chakara – (1994) (Children's poetry)
  • Pakal pakshiyude geetham – (1996)
  • Desapuranam – (1996) (Children's poetry)
  • Arani – (1999)
  • Pattini Theyyam – (2003)
  • Ulsavam – (2003) (Children's poetry)
  • Vishadhaparvam – (2004)
  • Viswakarmakeerthanangal – (2007)
  • Iniyethradhooram – (2008)
  • Mounanombaram – (2011)
  • Karnikaram – (2013)

Awards

  • Poppal Gana Award – (1976)
  • Jnanodhayam Sabha P.K.M Vayanasala Award – (1977)
  • DYFI Award – (Palluruthy Zone, 1978)
  • Chethana Award – (1979)
  • Mathrubhumi Award – (Thrissur District, 1981)
  • Samastha Kerala Sahithya Parishath Award - (1985)
  • Yuvabhushanam Vayanasala Award – (1987)
  • Ujala Award – (1994)
  • Surendran Memorial Award – (1994) – Vishadha
  • Padit Karuppan Sahithya Award – (1994)
  • Bodhi Sahithya Puraskaram – (2003)
  • Jusse Award – (2005)
  • Krishna Award – (2008)
  • P.K. Thevar Award – (2009)
  • Akshyadeepapuraskaram – (2010)
  • Ambedkar Award – (2011)
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