D. Vinayachandran

D. Vinayachandran

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  • Name:
  • D. Vinayachandran
  • Born:
  • May 13, 1946
  • Died:
  • February 11, 2013

D. Vinayachandran Biography

D. Vinayachandran was a noted poet of Malayalam known for his modern style. This popular poet of present times from Kollam passed away in 2013. He has worked as a professor in different colleges across Kerala and has more than 30 years as work experience. In 1992 he received Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Narakam Oru Premakavitha Ezhuthunnu. He received Asan Memorial Literary Prize in 2006 for his overall contributions to Malayalam literature. Muscat Kerala Cultural Centre Award, Changampuzha Award and Pandalam Keralavarma Award are other major honours received by him.


He was born on 13 May 1946 in West Kallada, Kollam. After completing graduation in Physics, he took Malayalam literature as his main subject for Master’s degree and was a Kerala University rank holder too. Then he took up teaching as his profession and worked in different colleges across Kerala for 30 years and got retired in 2004. He was deeply influenced by the coastal beauty of Kollam and many of his works showed those traces of nature’s beauty as well. ‘Narakam Oru Premakathayezhuthunnu’ is his most popular poetry work.


This poet is known for writing in modern style of poetry and earned wide acclamation as well. Veettilekkulla Vazhi, Samsatha Keralam PO and Disa Soochi are his celebrated works which cemented his position in Malayalam modern poetry world. Though he adapted modern writing medium, his works showed traces of folk style as well as music rhythms and best known as the fusion of tradition and modernity. His poems are poems are noted for their emotive power. Vinayachandrante Pranaya Kavithakal, Sauhrudam, Uparikunnu and Perariyatha Marangal are other published poetry collections.

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Updated: June 17, 2014


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