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Kamala Surayya Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 31, 2018

Short Biography

Kamala Surayya Das was born on 31-03-1934 in Punnayurkulam, Thrissur in the state of Kerala, India. She was an Indian Poet, Literature, Novelist, Writer & Screenwriter.

Other Name: Madhavikutty, Kamala Das, Kamala Surayya Das
Other Professions: Literature Novelist Writer Screenwriter

Kamala Surayya Complete Bio & Career

Kamala Surayya / Suraiyya formerly known as Kamala Das. She spent her childhood between Calcutta, where her father was employed as a senior officer in the Walford Transport Company that sold Bentley and Rolls Royce automobiles, and the Nalappatt ancestral home in Punnayurkulam. Like her mother, Kamala Das also excelled in writing. Her love of poetry began at an early age through the influence of her great uncle, Nalappatt Narayana Menon, a prominent writer.
She was noted for her many Malayalam short stories as well as many poems were written in English. Das was also a syndicated columnist. She once claimed that "poetry does not sell in this country [India]", but her forthright columns, which sounded off on everything from women's issues and child care to politics, were popular.  Das' first book of poetry, Summer In Calcutta was a breath of fresh air in Indian English poetry. She wrote chiefly of love, its betrayal, and the consequent anguish.
She traveled extensively to read poetry to the Germany University of Duisburg-Essen, the University of Bonn and University of Duisburg universities, Adelaide Writer's Festival, Frankfurt Book Fair, University of Kingston, Jamaica, Singapore, and South Bank Festival (London), Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), etc. Her works are available in French, Spanish, Russian, German and Japanese. 
She was born in a conservative Hindu Nair (Nallappattu) family having royal ancestry, After being asked by her lover Sadiq Ali, an Islamic scholar and a Muslim League MP, she embraced Islam in 1999 at the age of 65 and assumed the name Kamala Surayya. 

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Kamala Surayya died on 31-05-2009 at a hospital in Pune in the state of Maharashtra, India at the age of 75.

DEATHDAY 31 May,2009 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Pune, Maharashtra

Kamala Surayya Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to V. M. Nair and Balamani Amma. She was married to K. Madhava Das and together they had three sons named Madhav Das Nalapat, Chinnen Das, and Jayasurya Das.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Punnayurkulam, Thrissur,
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Pune, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Writing
Marital Status Married

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kamala Surayya

  • Google honoured her with a doodle on 1st February 2018.
  • Her pen name was Madhavikutty.
  • Her autobiography My Story was released when she just 42.

Kamala Surayya Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Kamala Surayya was 75 years 2 months & 0 day old age.