Malayalam writer KB Sreedevi passes away

KB Sreedevi. File photo: Onmanorama

Kochi: Malayalam writer KB Sreedevi passed away in Tripunithura here on Tuesday. She was 84.

Her notable works include Moonnam Thalamura, Yajnjam, Chanakkallu, Mukhathodu Mukham, Thiriyuzhichil and Kuttithirumeni. She won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Overall Contributions and Kerala State Film Award for Story.

Hailing from a traditional Brahmin community, Sreedevi entered into the world of writing at a younger age and showcased her literary talents in various genres, including novels, stories, children's literature and so on.

Her contributions to children's literature, focussing on Indian mythology and folklore, won wide attention. She also wrote extensively on the life of women in the Namboothiri Brahmin community.

Condoling her death, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Sreedevi exposed social evils through her writings. 
(With PTI inputs.)

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