Ezhuthachan Puraskaram

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The Ezhuthachan Puraskaram is the highest literary honour that is given by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Government of Kerala. The award is named after Ezhuthachan, the father of the Malayalam language and consists of a cash prize of INR1,50,000 and a citation. The prize money was enhanced by INR50,000 in 2011.[1]The award was instituted in 1993 and Sooranad Kunjan Pillai was its first recipient.[2]

List of winners[edit]

The following are the winners of the Ezhuthachan Puraskaram.[3]

Year Awardee Image
1993 Sooranad Kunjan Pillai[2] Sooranad Kunjan Pillai.jpg
1994 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Thakazhi 1.jpg
1995 Balamaniamma Balamaniamma.jpg
1996 Dr. K.M.George Dr-K-M-George-profile-malayalam-writer-editor-critic-padma-bhushan.jpg
1997 Ponkunnam Varkey
1998 M. P. Appan M.P. Appan.jpg
1999 K. P. Narayana Pisharody[4]
2000 Pala Narayanan Nair[5]
2001 O. V. Vijayan[6] O. V. Vijayan.jpg
2002 Kamala Surayya[7] Kamala das.jpg
2003 T. Padmanabhan[8] T.padmanabhan.jpg
2004 Sukumar Azhikkode[9] Sukumar azhikode1.JPG
2005 S. Gupthan Nair[10]
2006 V. V. Ayyappan (Kovilan)[11] Kovilan.jpeg
2007 O. N. V. Kurup[12] AB BURDAN WITH ONV AT CPI STATE CONFERENCE 2012 DSC 0091.A.JPG
2008 Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri[13] Akkitham.jpg
2009 Sugathakumari[14] Sugathakumari.jpg
2010 M. Leelavathi[15] M. Leelavathy DS.jpg
2011 M. T. Vasudevan Nair[16] Mt vasudevan nayar.jpg
2012 Attoor Ravi Varma[17] ആറ്റൂർ രവിവർമ്മ.jpg
2013 M. K. Sanu[18] Sanu Mash.jpg
2014 Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ezhuthachan Puraskaram". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for MT Vasudevan Nair". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ezhuthachan Award". Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "'His scholarship was phenomenal'". The Hindu. 23 March 2004. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ezhuthachan Prize for Pala Narayanan Nair". The Hindu. 1 November 2000. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "O.V. Vijayan given 'Ezhuthachan Puraskaran'". The Hindu. 28 December 2001. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kamala Suraiyya selected for 'Ezhuthachan Puraskaram'". The Times of India. 2 November 2002. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ezhuthachan award for T. Padmanabhan". The Hindu. 2 November 2003. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for Sukumar Azhikode". The Hindu. 2 November 2004. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Guptan Nair dead". The Hindu. 7 February 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Ezhuthachan Puraskaram presented to writer Kovilan". The Hindu. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "ONV receives Ezhuthachan Puraskaram". The Hindu. 6 February 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Ezhuthachan Puraskaram presented". The Hindu. 25 December 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for Sugathakumari". The Hindu. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for critic M. Leelavathy". The Hindu. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "M.T. Vasudevan Nair chosen for Ezhuthachan Award". The Hindu. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Ezhuthachan award for Attur Ravi Varma". The Hindu. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  18. ^ "M K Sanu selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram". Press Trust of India. November 1, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri gets award". The Hindu. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.