“A book by Changampuzha Krishna Pillai is set to be published next month, more than 60 years after his death,” The Hindu report states.
While Changampuzha’s romantic poems such as Ramanan were read and sung by all, the new book will showcase his expertise in astrology. Titled ‘Panchanga Ganitham,’ the book talks about the mathematics of astrology.
According to this report, the revered poet Pillai predicted an early death for himself, based upon his own “horoscope”.
Foreseeing an early death, the poet believed in enjoying the pleasures of life to the fullest. He wrote, “Enthu vannalum enikkaswadikkanam munthiricharu polulloree jeevitham.” [Come what may, I will relish the sweet wine that is life]. The poet died at the age of 36 in 1948. His work, however, continues to excite scholars and laymen alike.