Murukan Kattakada originally known as Murukan Nair is one of the most popular poets of Kerala. Widely renowned for his well-liked poem, “Kannada”, Kattakada has claimed enormous recognition among Kerala’s youngsters, mostly owing to his own typical style of poetry recital. Yet, alike his counterpart Prof V.Madhusoodhanan Nair, he has also been largely criticized of the commercialization of Malayalam poetry. Ever since 1992, Murukan Kattakada has been involved in teaching as a profession. From 1998 he is working as the senior Economics teacher at SMV School, Thiruvananthapuram.
His first noted work was “Unaraatha Pathmatheerthangal” written in the year 1999 on the backdrop of a murder that happened at the Pathmatheertha Kulam, Thiruvananthapuram. Ever since then, with almost 59 poems, Murukan Kattakada has been a successful poet in Malayalam literature.
The book, “Kannada” was popular with the masses and within 1 ½ months since its publication, the next edition had to be issued. The 6th edition of “Murugan Kattakayude Kavithakal” that was published just 3 months before is out of stock in the bookstores.