Kumaran Asan

Mahakavi Kumaran Ashan, Poet Laureate, (1873-1924) was an ardent devotee of Sree Narayana Guru. Guru  identified the poetic abilities in  Kumaru when he first met him. Guru sent him for higher education in Bangalore and Calcutta with the help of Dr. Palpu.  His contributions to Malayalam literature made him Mahakavi Kumaran Ashan. The spiritual teachings of Guru influenced him and it is well reflected in his poems. While his contemporary writers were engaged in mythological repetitions and sermons Kumaran Asan concentrated in social issues. He is classified in the category of poets like Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats. His contributions to  the social revolution in Kerala by being the Secretary of SNDP Yogam will  also remain eternal.