Mahakavi Kumaranasan, one of the greatest poets of modern Kerala is laid to rest here. He was the P.D Shelly of Malayalam Literature. Kumaranasan brought great changes in literature and could give the clarions call for changing the society also. His poem “Malarvadi Malayali” was sung by M.S. Subbulakshmi and has become a major anthem for the Malayali’s. Kumaranasan is also known for his prose works, which includes novels, short stories, travelogues, biographies and essays. He has received the prestigious Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967 for his novel, “Kakkakum Poochakkum”.