S. K. Pottekkatt
Indian politicianDied when: 69 years 146 days (832 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Sankaran Kutty Kunjiraman Pottekkatt (14 March 1913 – 6 August 1982), popularly known as S.K.Pottekkatt, was an Indian writer of Malayalam literature and a politician from Kerala, India.
He was also a great traveller among the Keralites, who wrote many travelogues for the people who have been unintroduced to the outside world.
He was the author of nearly sixty books which include ten novels, twenty-four collections of short stories, three anthologies of poems, eighteen travelogues, four plays, a collection of essays and a couple of books based on personal reminiscences. he was a recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Novel, Sahitya Akademi Award and the Jnanpith Award.
His works have been translated into English, Italian, Russian, German and Czech, besides all major Indian languages.