Poet D Vinayachandran passed away. He was 66. Born at Padinjare Kallada in Kollam District on May 16, 1946. Vinayachandran was a well-known Indian Malayalam poet. He was one of the proponents of modern style of prose in Malayalam . He worked as a Malayalam professor in various colleges for more than thirty years. He was retired and had spent most of his time for literary work. He was a Bachelor. He has won Kerala Sahithya Academy award for his work titled 'Narakam Oru Premakathayezhuthunnu' (A love story titled hell). Vinayachandran has also won awards such as Asan Smaraka Kavitha Puraskaram (Prize for Poetry) 2006, Muscat Kerala Cultural Centre Award and Changambuzha Award.