Sugathakumari was an Indian poet and activist, who was at the forefront of environmental and feminist movements in Kerala, South India. Sugathakumari died on 23 December 2020, from complications of COVID-19, at the Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram.
She was the founder secretary of the Prakrithi Samrakshana Samithi, an organisation for the protection of nature, and of Abhaya, a home for destitute women and a day-care centre for the mentally ill. She chaired the Kerala State Women’s Commission. She played a big role in the Save Silent Valley protest.
Unknown Facts About Sugathakumari
- Her parents were the poet and freedom fighter Bodheswaran and V. K. Karthiyayini Amma, a Sanskrit scholar.
- Sugathakumari’s husband Dr. K. Velayudhan Nair (died 2003) was an educationist and writer who was an expert in educational psychology
- Sugathakumari’s elder sister Hridayakumari was a literary critic, orator and educationist.
- Sugathakumari received the Bhattia Award for Social Science, the Sacred Soul International Award, the Lakshmi Award for social service, and the first Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Award from the Government of India for her efforts in environmental conservation and afforestation.
- In 2006, she was honoured with Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian honour.
Relationship status of Sugathakumari
|Date of Birth||22 January 1934|
|Date of Death||23 December 2020|
|Father Name||Yet to be updated|
|Mother Name||Yet to be updated|
|Height||Yet to be updated|
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|Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign||Not known|
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|Hometown||Aranmula, Kerala, India|
|Spouse Name||Dr. K. Velayudhan Nair (died 2003)|
|Current City||Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India|