Kendra Sahitya Academy award-winning poet and lyricist S Ramesan Nair passed away in Kochi. He was 73.
Ramesan Nair has written more than 500 songs in Malayalam cinema. He has worked as a sub-editor at the Kerala Bhasha Institute and also as a producer at Akashavani.
Ramesan Nair made his debut as a lyricist with the 1985 movie Pathamudayam. He has translated the Tamil classics like Thirukkural and Chilappathikaram into Malayalam.
The poet and lyricist is survived by his wife P Rema and son Manu Ramesan, who is a music director.