Kamala Das, one of India’s eminent poets, passed away on May 31, 2009.
Kamala Das alias Kamala Surayya alias Madhavikutty passed away in a private hospital at Pune, India, on Sunday early morning. She was 75. She had been undergoing hospital treatment for the last few months.
She wrote in English as well as Malayalam, her native language. She is considered to be one of the outstanding Indian poets writing in English.
Her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories, novels and autobiography. Much of her writing in Malayalam came under the pen name Madhavikkutty.
A poem by Kamala Das from an earlier post.