Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 23: Poetess and winner of the Kerala Sahitiya Akademi award, B Sujatha Devi, passed away at a private hospital here today following brief illness.

She was 72 and leaves behind two sons.

Sujatha Devi is the younger sister of Poetess Sugatha Kumari and late Hridya Kumari.

Her husband P Gopalakrishnan had predeceased her.

Sujatha Devi, also a well known travel writer, had served as English professor in various government colleges in the state, including the Maharaja's college in Kochi.

Condoling her death, Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, said Sujatha Devi was noted for her poetry collections and travel writings.PTI
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