Vallathol Narayana Menon popularly known as Vallathol, was one of the famous triumvirate poets of Kerala. of Kerala. The others are Kumaran Asan and Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer. Vallathol was born in Chennara, near Tirur, in Malappuram District of Kerala state, southern India. He died in March 1958. He is the author of the famous Sahithya Manjari. He got the title, Mahakavi for his Mahakaavyam \Chitrayogam\. He played a prominent role in setting up the Kerala Kalamandalam at Cheruthuruthy, near the banks of Bharathapuzha River. Later this place was renamed Vallathol Nagar. He raised Kathakali as a great art form to the level today. He wrote dozens of kavya. Vallathol wrote predominantly in Malayalam, the language of Kerala. Along with Kumaran Asan and Ullur S. Parameswara Iyer, he was part of a highly creative period in Malayalam literature. Influenced by Tagore, Gandhi, and Marx, as
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