With great sadness, this blog records the death of A Ayyappan, a Malayalam poet. Perhaps the last of the bohemians that wandered Kerala’s soil and perhaps the last remaining icon of anarchism.
His body was found abandoned in the streets of Thampanoor, Trivandrum on October 21 2010. He was on his way to Chennai to accept the Asan Puraskaram (the highest literary award in Malayalam) on October 23.
Through the poem in the video below, he had a message to deliver– to those who would carry his funeral casket to the grave.