Edappally Raghavan Pillai (30 May 1909 – 4 July 1936 / Kerala / India)
Edappally Raghavan Pillai was a romantic Malayalam poet who committed suicide at a young age. He along with his close friend Changampuzha Krishna Pillai brought in a new breath of life into the Malayalam poetry of the 1930s. They are considered as Shelley and Keats of Malayalm poetry.
Raghavan Pillai has been compared by Kesari Balakrishna Pillai to Giacomo Leopardi of Italy.
Raghavan Pillai's best poem is perhaps Maninadam ... more »
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