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Sugathakumari
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Born Sugathakumari
(1934-01-22)22 January 1934
Aranmula, Kingdom of Travancore, British India
(present day Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India)
Died 23 December 2020(2020-12-23) (aged 86)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Occupation
  • Poet
  • Environmentalist
  • Social activist
Language Malayalam
Nationality Indian
Alma mater University College, Thiruvananthapuram
Period 1957–2020
Notable works Raathrimazha, Ambalamani, Manalezhuthu
Notable awards
  • 1968 Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry
  • 1978 Sahitya Akademi Award
  • 2006 Padma Shri
Spouse
Dr. K. Velayudhan Nair
(death 2003)
Children 1
Parents
  • Bodheswaran
  • V. K. Karthiyayini Amma

Sugathakumari (22 January 1934 – 23 December 2020) was an Indian poet and activist. She was an important person in the environmentalist and feminist movements in Kerala, South India.

She was the founder secretary of the Prakrithi Samrakshana Samithi, an organization for the protection of nature and a day-care center for the mentally ill.

She chaired the Kerala State Women's Commission.

Sugathakumari died on 23 December 2020 from bronchopneumonia caused by COVID-19 at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram at the age of 86.

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