Kerala PSC - Leaders of Renaissance in Kerala - N. Kumaran Ashan

Kerala PSC - Leaders of Renaissance in Kerala - N. Kumaran Ashan

  • N. Kumaran Ashan born on 12 April 1873 in a merchant family belonging to the Ezhava communit in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala.

  • He is also known as Mahakavi Kumaran Ashan, the prefix Mahakavi, awarded by Madras University in 1922, means "great poet" and the suffix Ashan means "scholar" or "teacher".

  • He was also a philosopher, a social reformer and a disciple of Sree Narayana Guru

  • His father was Narayanan Perungudi, was well versed in Malayalam and Tamil and his mother was Kaali.

  • In 1917 Asan married Bhanumathiamma, the daughter of Thachakudy Kumaran – younger brother of Padmanabhan Palpu's father. Bhanumathiamma, who was an active social worker, later remarried after Asan's death and she died in 1975.

  • Asan inherited his taste for Kathakali and classical music. Kumaru trained in mathematics and Sanskrit for which he had a passion.

  • He got a job as a primary school teacher and an accountant to a wholesaler at the age of 14, he quit the job two years later to pursue higher studies in Sanskrit.

  • He undertook a studentship in poetry under Manamboor Govindan Asan.

  • He wished to learn Yoga and Tantra and worked as an apprentice in a Muruga temple at Vakkom.

  • He died aged 51 as a result of a boat accident in January 1924 while travelling to Kollam from a function in Alappuzha.

Important Question About Kumaran Ashan

1. Birth place of Kumaranasan - Kayikkara (Thiruvananthapuram)
2. Born on - 12th April 1873
3. Kumaranasan died on - 1924 January 16
4. The only poet in Malayalam became Mahakavi without writing a mahakavyam - Kumaranasan
5. The title 'Mahakavi' was given to Kumaranasan by - Madras University
6. Who was  known as 'Sneha Gayakan' (Poet of love) - Kumaranasan
7. First malayalam poet appeared on Indian postal stamps - Kumaranasan.
8. First poet to became a member of Travancore Legislative assembly- Kumaranasan
9. Kumaranasan was one of the triumvirate poets of Kerala (the other two were Vallathol Narayana Menon and Ulloor S. Paraneswaralyer)
10. Kumaranasan undertook a studentship in poetry under - Manamboor Govindan Asan
11. The work of Kumaranasan written in the Vanchipattu Vruthum - Karuna
12. The plays written by Kumaranasan - Vichitravijayam , Mrityunjayam 
13. Veena poovu was published for the first time in - Mithavadi
14. Kumaranasan was honoured by Prince of Wales in - 1922
15. The character 'Mathangi' is in which poem of Kumaranasan - Chandalabhikshuki
16. "Change the rules ,if not, you will be changed by them ' was the warning given by - Kumaranasan
17. The childhood name of Kumaranasan - Kumaru
18. The translation of 'Light of Asia' written  by Kumaranasan - Sribuddha Charitham
19.1First notable work of Kumaranasan - Veena Poovu
20. The spot where Asan met with premature death was later named - Kumarakoti

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