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He completed his school education at Aluva and Ernakulam. He later worked in a press at Thrissur. It was during this time he wrote many of his works, though he had started writing even when he was a student. He had to study his own poem at the B. Honors class, a rare experience, indeed. Even though he had only about 25 years of creative period in his life, he became an epic poet, without writing any epic poem following the conventional norms.
His legendary pastoral elegy, Ramanan was sold more than , copies, a record that still stands firm in Malayalam. He was a close friend of Edappally Raghavan Pillai , another great poet of his time. Changampuzha worked hard for its success. Changampuzha started a career as a clerk in Port trust. He could not continue there due to health and personal reasons. He took up another assignment at a Printing Press Mangalodayam at Thrissur.
He got married and became a father of four children, among which his younger son died before he turned one. Later, he started suffering from tuberculosis and became bed ridden. His body was cremated in the compound of his house at Edappally. An appropriate monument has been erected there, which is visited by the lovers of Malayalam language. He is now survived by his younger daughter Lalitha.
His wife outlived him for 54 years, finally dying in His elder son Sreekumar died in a road accident in His elder daughter Ajitha committed suicide in the late s with her whole family.
This Ramanan & Chandrika are married for three decades
RAMANAN by Changampuzha