Malayalam poet, essayist and editor, Achuthan Namboothiri, popularly known as Akkittam, was born in 1926, at Kumaranalloor, in
Palakkad district. (The name is also spelt Akkittam.) His famous poems are 'Irupatam Nuttantinte Ithihasam,' 'Arangettam,' 'Balidarsanam,' 'Nimisha Kshetram,' 'Itinju Polinja Lokam,' 'Amritaghatika,' 'Akkithattinte Teranjetutta Kavitakal,' and 'Kalikkottilil.' Essays: '
Upanayanam' and 'Samavarttanam.'
Akkitham won the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award for Malayalam in 1973 for his 'Balidharshanam.'