The memories of Kochi’s very own Madhavikkutty aka Kamala Surayya are once again coming back to the city. Noted Malayalam writers, along with some of Madhavikkutty’s well-wishers, are coming together on March 31, the 78th birthday of the writer.
The get-together styled as ‘Snehasangamam’ will be held at the apartment at Royal Stadium Mansion, Kadavanthra, where Madhavikkutty lived for two years. As part of the programme, writer and Kerala Sahitya Akademy president M Mukundan will inaugurate an exhibition of the paintings, photos and books of Kamala Surayya at 10 a.m.
Writer Zacharia will deliver the commemorative speech at the public meeting to be held at 5 p.m. Sara Joseph, K L Mohanavarma, Sethu, Balachandran Chullikkad, Krishnan Asan and Syril Jacob will speak at the meet, which will be followed by the screening of a documentary on Kamala Surayya by Suresh Koily. Madhavikkutty’s children Monu Nalappad, Chinnan Das and Jayasurya will take part in Snehasangamam.
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