I. C. Chacko

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Illiparambil Corah Chacko (1875–1966) was an eminent geologist, philologist, writer and grammarian of Kerala, India.[1]

He was born in Pulinkunnoo in Kuttanad, Kerala. After graduation from Maharajas College in Ernakulam, he went to London, and studied Physics in the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. He became an Associate of the Royal School of Mines. He was the State Geologist of Travancore State and the Director of Industries.

He was also a well-known writer in English, Malayalam and Sanskrit. He was the second recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award (instituted in 1955), which he was conferred in 1956 for his work 'Paananeeya Pradyoditham'. The Academy also has an Endowment Award in his name.[2] His other works include the Sanskrit poem 'Kristhusahasranamam' (The Thousand Names of Christ).

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