Nalappat Narayana Menon belongs to the second generation of Malayalam
romantic poets, after the poetic trinity of Asan
. Nalappat is chiefly remembered for his classic legacy on the death of his wife - 'Kannuneerthulli' (Tear drop.) It is one of the best meditative lyrics in Malayalam. Nalappat speculated on the meaning of life by the experience of bereavement.