S.K. Pottekkat has a special place in the hearts of the people of Kozhikode. The man and the writer remain as fresh in the minds of the people as much as his novels and travelogues.

Memories of S.K. Pottekkat continue to create nostalgia for the vivid accounts he had given of Kozhikode city and its nondescript streets.

His contributions were recalled at a function at the S.K. Pottekkat Cultural Centre on the occasion of his 24th death anniversary.

On August 6, scores of admirers and friends of the author of the popular novel Oru Deshathinte Katha congregated to renew the memories of the writer who got the second Jnanapith award for Malayalam.

Speakers including M.G.S. Narayanan, historian, president of the S.K.Pottekkat Cultural Centre and former minister A. Sujanapal went down memory lane to reminisce about an author who could feel the pulse of the city, its by lanes and the commonest of the common human being here, and how his Oru Deshanthinte Katha continues to be popular 35 years after it was written.

He was remembered for his simple depictions of life and vivid travel accounts that spanned over many countries.