Thursday, July 8, 2010

New park in city dedicated to the memory of poet

KOCHI: Edappally Raghavan Pillai, along with Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, paved a new path of sensibility for Malayalam literature, not just the genre of poetry.

While Changampuzha explored the brighter side of life more, it was Edappally who often delved into the darker aspects of the human psyche.

This image of Edappally Raghavan Pillai got cemented when he committed suicide at the age of 37.

And now the city is remembering the poet by dedicating a public space in his name.

The park, built on 22.5 cents donated for free by the Kerala State Housing Board Allottees Association, at Edappally is perhaps the only memorial for the poet in his home place, said N.A. Mani, councillor and chairman of Education and Health Standing Committee, Kochi Corporation. The park was constructed by the corporation and it was inaugurated on May 10.

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