Noted poet, teacher and travel writer, Professor B Sujatha Devi passed away in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. She is the younger sister of poet Sugathakumari.
The 72-year-old poet, who was admitted to a SUT, a private hospital in the capital city after she had been suffering from poor health for quite some time now, was declared dead at 3 am on Saturday.
Her body will be kept at the residence of her sister, Sugathakumari where the public will be allowed to pay their respects.
The cremation will be held at the Santhi Kavadam at Thycaud at 3 pm on Saturday.
Sujatha Devi is also the sister of late Professor Hridayakumari as well as the wife of late advocate Gopalakrishnan Nair.
The three sisters Sugathakumari, Sujatha Devi and Hridayakumari are daughters of freedom fighter Bodheswaran.
The sisters are well-known figures in the cultural arena in the state, with all of them being writers and poets. Sujatha‚Äôs sister Sugathakumari was a well-known activist as well.
As an English professor, Sujatha has taught in various colleges including Maharaja‚Äôs College in Ernakulam and University College in Thiruvananthapuram.