M. P. Veerendra Kumar

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M. P. Veerendra Kumar
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FORMER M.P.
Constituency Kozhikode
Personal details
Born (1937-08-15) 15 August 1937 (age 77)
Wayanad, Kerala
Political party Socialist Janata (Democratic)
Spouse(s) Usha Veerendra Kumar
Children 1 son and 3 daughters
Residence Wayanad
As of September 23, 2006
Source: [1]

M. P. Veerendra Kumar was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He is a member of the Socialist Janata (Democratic) political party and the president of Kerala state unit of the party. He is also the chairman and managing director of the Malayalam daily newspaper Mathrubhumi. A prominent writer in Malayalam, he won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 2010 for his travelogue Haimavatha Bhoovil. He is the father of M. V. Shreyams Kumar.

Born to Marudevi Avva and Padmaprabha Gowder on 22 July 1936, after schooling in Kalpetta and at Kozhikode, he did his Masters in Philosophy from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Madras.

An active politician he was the treasurer and national committee member of the former Samyukta Socialist Party, state secretary of the Kerala Unit of the Socialist Party, one of the all India Secretaries of the former Socialist Party, Convener of the Opposition Co-ordination Committee in Kerala, Vice President of the former Janata Party, and its President. He was arrested during the emergency. Currently, he is the President of Socialist Janata (Democratic) Party, a constituent of the United Democratic Front in Kerala. During 1987-91 he was elected member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. Later 1996 he was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Kozhikode constituency and functioned as Minister of state for Labour and later Finance.

Media[edit]

He took charge as the Managing Director of the Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Company Ltd., Kozhikode in 1979. With fifteen editions and ten periodicals, Mathrubhumi is one of the largest news houses in the country.[citation needed]

Author[edit]

He has authored several books in Malayalam. One of his works Ramante Dukham has gone into 18 re-prints. Amazonum Kure Vyakulathakalum has won the Sahitya Academy Award. His recent work, Hymavatha bhoovil, won many awards including the prestigious Vayalar award. Other works include:

  • Samanwayathinte Vasantham
  • Buddhante Chiri
  • Gattum Kanacharadukalum
  • Atmavilekkoru Theerthayathra
  • Prathibhayute Verukal Thedi
  • Changampuzha: Vidhiyute Vettamrigam
  • Thirinjhunokkumbol
  • Lokavyapara Samkhadanayum Oorakkudukkukalum (Gattinu Seshamulla Oranweshanam)
  • Roshathinte Vithukal
  • Adhinivesathinte Adiyozhukukal
  • Hymavathabhoovil
  • Ramantedhukkam

Awards[edit]

  1. C.H. Mohamed Koya Memorial Award (1991)
  2. Dubai Kairali Kala Kendra Award (1993)
  3. Bharat Soorya Award (1993)
  4. C. Achutha Menon Award (1995)
  5. C.B. Kumar Endowment Award (1995)
  6. Darshana Cultural Award (1995)
  7. G. Smaraka Award (1996)
  8. Kodupunna Smaraka Award (1996)
  9. Odakkuzhal Award (1997)
  10. Sahodaran Ayyappan Award (1997)
  11. Kesari Memorial Award (1998)
  12. Rajiv Gandhi National Award (1998)
  13. Chilla Sahitya Award (1998)
  14. Rotary Sahitya Award (1999)
  15. Aksharasurya Award (1999)
  16. Nalappadan Award (1999)
  17. K.V. Daniel Award (2000)
  18. Friends of Canada International Award (2001)
  19. Kerala Kala Kendra's Global Award (2001)
  20. Akshaya Award (2002)
  21. Sahitya Panchananan Award (2002)
  22. Dr. C.P. Menon Smaraka Award (2002)
  23. K. Sukumaran Sadabdi Award (2002)
  24. Kerala Sahitya Academy Award (2002)
  25. Abu Dhabi Sakthi Award (2002)
  26. Akhileswaran Smaraka Award (2003)
  27. MES Excellence Award (2003)
  28. YMCA Golden Jubilee 'Keerthimudra' (2004)
  29. Dr. Yuhanon Mor Philexinos Foundation Puraskaram for the Best Parliamentarian (2007)
  30. Vayalar Award(2008) - Haimavatha bhoovil
  31. Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award (2010) - for Haimavatha bhoovi[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veerendra Kumar, Nanjil Nadan among Sahitya Akademi winners". The Hindu. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 

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