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Punaloor Balan
Born (1927-01-03)January 3, 1927
Died March 9, 1987(1987-03-09) (aged 60)
Occupation Poet
Nationality Ind

Punalur Balan (1927–1987) was an Indian writer and a poet in Malayalam. He was born on 3 January 1927 in Punalur, Kollam district, Kerala. From his student days he was associated with the Communist movement and shot to fame during the 'Pink Decade' in Malayalam poetry.

Balan wrote lyrics and songs profusely for the cultural forums of the Communist Party and when the Kerala People's Arts Club (KPAC) staged its first play Ente Makananu Sari Balan penned the lyrics. After taking his B.A and B.Ed. he became a school teacher. He took his M.A in Malyalam and turned a journalist. Later he joined the State Institute of Languages as a Research Officer. Kerala Sahitya Academy award was given to his collection Kottayile Pattu in 1975.

His poems are marked by a unique force which stems from the use of condensed language aimed at expressing the subtle human experiences of the modern man viewed through the Marxist angle tinged with piercing social satire.

He died on 19 March 1987.

Selected works[edit]

  • Thudikkunna Thaalukal
  • Raaman Raaghavan
  • Kottayile Paattu
  • Mruthasanjeevani
  • Aram
  • Iruttil Pothinja Thirinaalam


External links[edit]

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Mampzham: Lakshmi M R recites Punaloor Balan's poem

Watch contestant Lakshmi M R recites a poem by Punaloor Balan in this section of Mampazham. www.istream.com.

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Mambazham: Sreelakshmi recites 'Njangalude Pattu'

In this edition of Mambazham, Sreelakshmi recites 'Njangalude Pattu' by Punaloor Balan. http://www.istream.in/

Mambazham 2: Gayathri recites 'Kotayile Paatu...'

Contestant Jayalakshmi recites 'Kotayile Paatu ...' by Punaloor Balan in this episode of 'Mambazham 2'. http://www.istream.in/

ഇരുട്ടില്‍ പൊതിഞ്ഞ തിരിനാളം

A beautiful poem by Punaloor Balan. I got the original sound track from the URL ...


Kottayile Pattu- Punaloor Balan കോട്ടയിലെ പാട്ട് -പുനലൂര്‍ ബാലന്‍ For more Recital of poems visit http://kavyamsugeyam.blogspot.in/...

Mambazham 2: Judges comment on Gayathri's's recital

Judges comment on Gayathri's recital 'Kotayile Paatu...' by Punaloor Balan in this episode of 'Mambazham 2'. http://www.istream.in/

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1 news items

The Hindu
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:37:30 -0700

P. Madhusudanan, Kilimanoor Ramakanthan, Punaloor Balan, Ettumanoor Somadasan, Sankarankutty, K.P.Shylaja and Praveen Iyambilly are the lyricists. K.P.Shylaja and Punaloor Balan appeal to our ears and emotions. The nasal tones of Bhairavi and ...

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