Dr. Sukumar Azhikode Passed away
The famous Malayalam writer and the Orator, Dr. Sukumar Azhikode passed away at Amala Hospital, Thrissur. He was diagnosed with Bone cancer and was under treatment since last December.
His condition got worsened on Saturday and he was shifted to Intensive care Unit and today morning at 6.33 his doctors pronounced his death. His funeral will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at Payamabalam beach.
He retired as the Pro-vice Chancellor of Calicut University in 1986. He won 12 awards including the Sahitya Academy Award. He refused to accept Padma Shri award in 2007 on the grounds that such honours are against the constitution.