Malayalam novelist, short-story writer Thomas Joseph passes away

His short story collection 'Marichavar Cinema Kanukayanu' won the Kerala Sahitya Akademy Award in 2013.

Published: 29th July 2021 09:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2021 09:59 PM   |  A+A-

Malayalam novelist Thomas Joseph

Malayalam novelist Thomas Joseph

By Express News Service

KOCHI: Malayalam novelist, short-story writer and winner of Kerala Sahitya Akademy Award Thomas Joseph, passed away here on Thursday. He was 67.

Joseph was confined to bed for the last three years at his home in Keezhmadu, Aluva following a stroke. He breathed his last at around 5 pm on Thursday.

His short story collection 'Marichavar Cinema Kanukayanu' won the Kerala Sahitya Akademy Award in 2013. He won the state government's award for children's literature in 2009. Joseph is also the winner of SBT Sahitya Puraskaram, KA Kodungaloor Smaraka Puraskaram among others.

Joseph's other notable works are 'Chitrashalabhangalude Kappal', 'Daivathinte Pianoyile Pakshikal', 'Oru Irunda Sasyamayi Chuttipinanju', 'Pashuvumayi Nadakkunna Oral', 'Avasanathe Chayam', 'Novel Vayanakaran' and 'Paraloka Vasasthalangal'.

He was a former employee of The New Indian Express, where he worked in the despatch section. He is survived by his wife Rosily, daughter Deepthi Maria and son Jesse. The funeral will be held on Friday.

Follow The New Indian Express channel on WhatsApp


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp