Veteran poet and film personality Yusuf Ali Kechery passed away at a private hospital on 21st March 2015 after a long illness. He was 80. Since the beginning of this year, Yusuf Ali Kechery’s health was deteriorating and was in the hospital for long.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy described Kechery’s death as a loss for the state.
About Yusuf Ali Kechery:
- Yusuf Ali Kechery was a poet, film lyricist, film producer and director from Kerala.
- He was one of the leading poets of the modern era Malayalam poetry and has won numerous awards.
- He had served the post of Assistant Secretary and Executive Member of the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy and Advisory Committee Member of All India Radio, Thrissur.
- He has also served as the president of the Kerala Sathiya Academy.
- Yusuf Ali Kechery died on 21 March 2015 at a private hospital in Kochi.
- He was suffering from bronchial pneumonia.