KOTTAYAM: Film and literary critic, theatre artist and director of the School of Letters at MG University V C Harris, 58, died here on Monday. He had received serious head injuries in a road accident on October 5 and was under treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital. His body will be brought to the MG University headquarters on Tuesday at 10 am and the funeral will be held at his residence at Pattithanam near Ettumanoor in the afternoon.
Born in Mahe on July 29, 1958, Harris studied at S N College, Kannur, and then at the English Department at Calicut University. He worked as a teacher in Farooq College, before joining as a faculty member of the School of Letters. A well-known film critic, he was also part of many stage plays as director and artist.
He translated the works of several prominent writers, including Kamala Das (Chandanamarangal), Maythil Radhakrishnan (Alfred Hitchcock-nte Premaganam), P T Narendranath (Namboorichanum Divyamanthravum), Narendra Prasad (Souparnika) and P Balachandran (Pavam Usman). He also wrote ‘Ezhuthum Vayanayum’, a literary criticism work and various other articles in English and Malayalam.
He also served as a member of the Kerala Chalachitra Academy, Central Institute of Indian Language, general council member of Kerala Sahitya Akademi, and editor of Malayalam Literary Survey Magazine.
He is survived by wife Adv Anila and daughters Sona and Mamta.