Changampuzha Krishna Pillai Writer

Changampuzha krishna pillai

Changampuzha Krishna Pillai (Malayalam: ചങ്ങമ്പുഴ കൃഷ്ണപിള്ള) (11 October 1911 – 17 June 1948) was a celebrated Malayalam poet from Kerala, India, known almost exclusively for his romantic elegy Ramanan (Malayalam: രമണന്‍) which was written in 1936 and sold over 100,000 copies. It is a play writtern in the form of verse.Ramanan, written in the romantic tradition, remains a best seller. It is a long pastoral elegy allegedly based on the life of Changampuzha's friend Edappally Raghavan Pillai. He is credited with bringing poetry to the masses with his simple romantic style. He died of Tuberculosis at a young age of 36. His style influenced next few generations of Malayalam poetry. Changampuzha Smaraka Grandhasala" (meaning Changampuzha Memorial Library) and the Changampuzha Park, are two institutions established as memorial for the great poet at his birth place Edappally. He died at the age of 37. His tomb is maintained by the Cochin Corporation and Greater Cochin Development Authority. The area of his tomb belongs to his maternal family property. Few lines from his poem 'Spandikkunna Asthimadom' was inscribed on his tomb.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 11th, 1911
Date of death
June 17th, 1948 at age of 36


1.Changampuzha Park

The Changampuzha Park is a popular location for various cultural activities in the coastal city of Kochi, Kerala, India. It is situated at Edappally, the birthplace of the great poet Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, on the side of the National Highway leading to Aluva. The beautifully laid-out Changampuzha park is popular among children, elderly persons and others. It serves as a venue for several art and cultural programmes of importance. The park is maintained by Greater Cochin Development Authority, and houses the Changampuzha Samskarika Kendram. The park serves as a live monument to the evergreen romantic Malayalam poet, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai and houses a statue of the great poet.
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