Renowned writer Akbar Kakkattil, aged 62, died on Wednesday morning in Kozhikode.
The writer had been undergoing treatment for cancer for the past few months. Kakkattil was a school teacher who wrote 36 books including two novels.
He was well known for his short stories based on school experiences. Critics have also considered him as a writer who creatively used colloquial language in his writing.
His body will be kept in Kozhikode town hall from 9am to 12pm for people to pay homage. The funeral is to be held at 5 pm in Kandoth Kuni Juma Masjid.
He was born in Kakkattil, near Nadapuram of Kozhikode in 1954. He is a two time state academy award winner and has received many other renowned awards.
He is survived by wife Jameela and two daughters.