“Noted Malayalam writer and actor Madampu Kunjukuttan passed away at the age of 80. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Thrissur after being diagnosed with COVID-19.u00a0. Also read: Who was Dennis Joseph, Malayalam script writer- director who died of COVID-19. Actor Prithiviraj shared a heart-breaking tweet while confirming the news of Madampu Kunjukuttan’s death. He was already suffering from age-related ailments.u00a0. Madampu Kunjukuttan was the recipient of several honours including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Sanjayan Award and National Film Awards for Best Screenplay for the movie ‘Karunam’. Also read: Who is Jr NTR, Telugu superstar who has tested positive for COVID-19. u00a0His noted work includes u2018Aswathamavuu2019, u2018Mahaprasthanamu2019, u2018Avighnamasthuu2019, u2018Bhrashtuu2019, u2018Aryavarthanamu2019, u2018Amrithasya Puthrahu2019 and u2018Thonnyasamu2019. He also penned screenplays for the movies ‘Makalkku’, ‘Gourisankaram’, ‘Saphalam’, ‘Karunam’ and ‘Deshadanam’. In 2001, he contested the Assembly elections in Kodungallur with the support of the BJP.u00a0. #MadampuKunjukuttan #Kerala #covid19 #Indiau00a0.”