Malayalam writer Satheesh Babu was found dead in Vanchiyoor, Trivandrum on Thursday evening.
The 59-year-old man was found dead when neighbors and relatives called the police to check on his weight, as he had not responded to calls since morning.
Vanchiyoor Police confirmed that there is no abnormality in his death. Kerala Governor, Arif Mohammed Khan condoled the demise of Satheesh by tweeting, “Heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of the eminent writer Shri Satheeshbabu Payyannur, may his creativity manifest itself in literature as well as on television. May his soul attain Mukti.”
Born in Palakad, Payyanur is a famous writer from the Kannur district of Kerala. At the beginning of his career in the 80s he moved to the capital.
Satheesh, who wrote short stories and novels, also scripted in the Malayalam television industry and was a member of the Kerala Sahithya Akademi and the Film Academy. His simple writing style and humble attitude towards his readers were remarkable. In 1992 he wrote the screenplay for the Malayalam movie ‘Nakshathrakoodaram’ and in 2001 he started his own production house called Panorama, which produced prominent television shows.
In 2012, his book ‘Peramaram’ won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Best Short Story.
‘Vrishchikam Vannu Vilichu’, ‘Chila Silicon Ninavukal’, ‘Kudamanikal Kilungiya Raavil’, ‘Mannu’, ‘Ekantha Rathrikal’, ‘Kalikaal’ are some of his other literary works.