Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Noted literary critic M.K. Sanoo, who turned 80 on Monday, was felicitated at a function held here on Monday.

Inaugurating the function, CPI (M) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said the writer had made significant contributions to the renaissance movement that shaped the Kerala society.

Prof. Sanoo, who is considered one of the best orators of the State, had always fought against the spread of superstitions and stood for the betterment of humanity. In his brief address, former Supreme Court judge V.R. Krishna Iyer said it was Prof. Sanoo’s quality as a humanist that touched his heart. The love for the mankind and commitment to serve the humanity are the other remarkable qualities of Mr. Sanoo.

The function was organised by the Kochi Corporation and T.K. Ramakrishnan Cultural Centre.

Actor Mammootty; former Kerala High Court judge K.K. Narendran; Sebastian Paul, MP; literary critics M. Leelavathy and M. Thomas Mathew; Dr. V.P. Gangadharan; Deputy Mayor C.K. Manisankar; District Panchayat President P.S. Shaila; Gopi Kottamurikkal, secretary of the T.K. Ramakrishnan Cultural Centre; S. Rameshan, treasurer of the Centre and Rajan Chedambath, director of the Centre for Heritage Environment and Development of the Kochi Corporation attended.