He was born on the 26th December, 1946 in Mavelikkara, British India, His father was V. Raghava Kurup. His morher was P. Janaki Amma. Survived by wife Nanda and two children: Deepa and Divya. He died on the third November at the PVS Hospital. He had been admitted to Amrita Hospital, Emakulam for breathlessness, caused by interstitial lung disease.