Well known Malayalam writer Rosy Thomas died at her residence near in Kochi on Wednesday after a prolonged illness, family sources said.
She was 81 and leaves two sons and a daughter. Her husband and dramatist, C J Thomas, pre-deceased her. Rosy was the daughter of well-known critic M P Paul.
The writer was not keeping good health since the past few months and her condition deteriorated this evening. She died on the way to the hospital.
Her works include 'Jalaka Kazcha' (essays), 'Annie' a novel and Travelogue 'Americayil Oru Malayalee Pennu'. Her memoir on her husband 'Evan Ente Priya CJ'and her book on her father 'Urangunnu simham' (sleeping lion) were well received.
The writer had also translated George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' into Malayalam.