Ezhuthachan is considered as the ‘Father of Modern Malayalam’. He has written a number of books. His ‘Adhyatma Ramayanam’ and ‘Mahabharatham, are the most important. These are independent translations from Sanskrit originals. Ezhuthachan is supposed to have lived some 550 years ago. He was born at Thunchan Parampu in Thrikkandiyoor in Malappuram district. His exact name is not known. It is generally believed that his name was.