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(1878 – 1958 / Chenara, Malappuram, Kerala, India)

Vallathol Narayana Menon
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Vallathol Narayana Menon, popularly known as Mahakavi, was a celebrated poet in Malayalam language, which is spoken in the South Indian state of Kerala. Menon was born in Chenara, near Tirur, in Malappuram District of Kerala state, southern India.

Menon is the author of "Sahithya Manjari". He received the title, Mahakavi, for his Mahakaavyam "Chitrayogam". He played a prominent role in setting up the Kerala Kalamandalam at Cheruthuruthy, near the banks of Bharathapuzha River. Later this place was renamed Vallathol Nagar. He raised Kathakali as an art form to the level it is at today. He wrote dozens of kavya.

Menon wrote predominantly in Malayalam, and, along with more »

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