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'Thilacha Mannil Kalnadayayi' is the autobiography of which recently deceased author?
1. Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
2. Puducherry Ramachandran
3. O. N. V. Kurup
4. Attur Ravi Varma

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Puducherry Ramachandran

The Correct answer is Puducherry Ramachandran.

  • Puducherry Ramachandran:
    • Malayalam poet and Scholar of Dravidian linguistics.
    • He was born on September 23, 1928, in Mavelikkara.
    • He was the general secretary of the first world Malayalam language conference organized by the University of Kerala in 1977.
    • Important Works: Grameena Gayakan, Aavunnathra Uchchathil, Puthiyakollanum Puthiyoralayum, Utsavabali, Kannassa Ramayanam.
    • He won Ezhuthachan puraskaram in 2015.
    • Autobiography: Thilacha Mannil Kalnadayayi.

  • O.N.V. Kurup:

    • O.N.V Kurup was a poet and lyricist.

    • He was born on May 27, 1931, in Chavara.

    • He was popularly known as Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup

    • He had made significant contributions to Malayalam film music.

    • He was also was part of the progressive movement in Kerala.

    • He won the Jnapith award in 2007.

    • Important works:  Aksharam, Uppu, Bhoomikkoru Charamageetham, Ujjayini, Swayamvaram.

    • He died on February 13, 2016.

  • ​Attur Ravi Varma:

    • Malayalam poet and translator.

    • He was born on December 27, 1930.

    • He was the pioneer of modern Malayalam poetry.

    • He won the Kendra Sahitya Academy and Kerala Sahitya academy award for poetry.

    • Important works:  Attoor Ravi Varmayute Kavitakal, Oru Pulimarathinte Katha

    • He died on July 26, 2019.

  • ​Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri:

    • Malayalam poet and essayist. 

    • He was born on March 18, 1926, in Palakkad.

    • He won Jnapith Award, India's highest literary honour in 2019.

    • He also won ONV literary award in 2019.

    • Important works:  Irupatham Noottandinte Ithihasam, Balidarshanam, Nimisha Kshetram.

    • He died on October 15, 2020.

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