Staff Reporter

PATHANAMTHITTA: C.V. Vasudeva Bhattathiri, linguist and author of about 50 books, died at his daughter’s residence at Adoor on Wednesday. He was 89.

The body was taken to his ancestral home, Chennas Illom (Geetha Bhavan) at Iyranikkudy, near Pandalam, for the cremation held at 3 p.m. Bhattathiri was the recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for his book, Bharatheeya Darsanangal and Guruvayur Devaswom Puraskarom for

Bhaktiyogam Narayaneeyathil.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

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