Yusufali Kechery

Yusufali Kechery (Yūsaphali Kēccēri; യൂസഫലി കേച്ചേരി 16 May 1934 – 21 March 2015) was a poet, film lyricist, film producer and director from Kerala, India. He wrote during the modern era of Malayalam poetry and won the Odakkuzhal Award, the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award and the Vallathol Award.

Yusufali Kechery
Born(1934-05-16)16 May 1934
DiedMarch 21, 2015(2015-03-21) (aged 80)
OccupationFilm Director, film producer, poet, film lyricist

CareerEdit

Kechery was born in 1934 in Kechery in Trichur district of the Kingdom of Cochin (now in Kerala, India).[citation needed] After completing his bachelor's degree in Arts and Law, he started his career as a lawyer and freelance writer.[citation needed]

K. P. Narayana Pisharody was Kechery's Sanskrit teacher and taught him free of cost for four years. Kechery's poetry works include Sainaba, Aayiram Navulla Mounam, Anchu Kanyakakal, Nadabhramam, Amrithu, Kecheri Puzha, Anuragagaanam Pole, Aalila, Kadhaye Premicha Kavitha, Perariyatha Nombaram and Ahaindavam.[1]

Kechery was also known as a lyricist who wrote songs for Malayalam films. His first film as a producer was Sindooracheppu (1971), which was directed by Madhu, who also acted in the film.[citation needed] Kechery wrote the screenplay and lyrics for all the songs in this film. He made his directorial debut in 1973 with Maram (Tree), a film written by M.T. Vasudevan Nair.[citation needed] He also directed the films Vanadevatha (1977) and Neelathamara (1979). He wrote the lyrics for the songs in the film Dhwani, which were composed by musician Naushad. In 2000 he was awarded a National Award for a Sanskrit song written for the Malayalam film Mazha (Rain).[citation needed]

Kechery died on 21 March 2015 at Amrita Hospital in Kochi, aged 81.[2] He was suffering from bronchial pneumonia and long-term diabetes.[2]

AwardsEdit

Literary awardsEdit

Film awardsEdit

WorksEdit

PoetryEdit

  • Sainaba
  • Aayiram Navulla Mounam
  • Anchu Kanyakakal
  • Nadabhramam
  • Amrithu
  • Kecheri Puzha
  • Aalila
  • Oraadabrahman
  • Raghaveeyam
  • Kadhaye Premicha Kavitha
  • Perariyatha Nombaram
  • Ahaindavam
  • vedham

FilmsEdit

As Director
As Producer
  • Sindooracheppu (1971)
As Lyricist
  • Aayirathil Oruvan]] (2009)
  • Deepangal Sakshi
  • Choonda (2003)
  • Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002)
  • Karumadikkuttan (2001)
  • Dada Sahib (2000)
  • Deepasthambham Mahashcharyam
  • Chitrashalabham (1998)
  • Joker (2000)
  • Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum
  • Nadodikkattu
  • Thirakalkkappuram
  • Five Star Hospital
  • Parinayam (1994)
  • Sargam (1992)
  • Ghazal (1993)
  • Dhwani (1988)
  • Pattanapravesham (1988)
  • Ithile Iniyum Varu (1986)
  • Iniyenkilum (1983)
  • Pinnilavu (1983)
  • Lava (1980)
  • Sarapanjaram (1979)
  • Neelathamara (1979)
  • Eeta (1978)
  • Vanadevatha (1977)
  • Maram (1973)
  • Sindooracheppu (1971)
  • Priya (1970)

Audio albumEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vallathol award for Kechery". Entecity.com. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Renowned Malayalam poet Yusufali Kechery passes away". Deccan Herald. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ "List of Kerala Sahitya Academy Award Winners - Poetry". Kerala Sahitya Academy. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Yusufali Kecheri gets Asan poetry prize". The Indian Express. 26 September 1988. p. 3. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Yusafali Kecheri bags Vallathol Puraskaram". Kerala Kaumudi. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Balamaniamma award for Kecheri". The Hindu. 9 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  7. ^ "2013 Kerala Sahitya Academy Award". Kerala Sahitya Academy. Retrieved 24 December 2014.

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