Noted Sanskrit and Hindi scholar Prof P K Jose died at a hospital at nearby Pavaratty this morning, family sources said.
He was 86 and leaves behind wife and 8 children.
Jose, who was the faculty of the Sanskrit university for over 45 years, was the son of late P K Kuriakku Master, founder of the Sahityadeepika Sanakrit college at Pavaratty which was handed over to the Deemed Rashtirya Sanskrit Sansthan under the union ministry of Human resource development in 1975 free of cost.
He has over 50 books to his credit, including 22 in Sanskrit and five in Hindi.
Kuriakku Master established Sanakrit College in 1911 when it was a taboo for Non-Brahmins to learn sanskirt and he had ardent love for the language of Indian tradition and heritage.