Olappamanna

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Olappamanna (Olappamanna manakkal Subramanian Namboothirippad; 1923-2000) was a famous poet of Kerala, India. He was born on 10 January 1923 in Vellinezhi in Palakkad district into Olappamanna mana, a wealthy family with a feudal past known for its patronage of artists and musicians. After his college education, he was engaged in the timber and rubber business and was associated with Yogakshema Sabha and Purogamana Sahithya Samkhadana for some time. During the period 1950-1964, he was the president of the Ezhakkad and Kotteppadam panchayaths of Palakkad district.[1]

He was awarded the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967 for the collection of Kathakavithakal and Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 1989 for Nizhalana. The other awards include the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Lifetime Contribution (1998), Odakkuzhal Award (1988) and N. V. Puraskaram(1992). He has also held the office of Chairman of Kerala Kalamandalam. He died on 10 April 2000 after a massive heart attack.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Veena
  • Kalpana
  • Kilungunna Kaiyamam
  • Kulampadi
  • Asareerkal
  • Ehisoonari
  • Olichupokunna Njan
  • Panchali
  • Elathalam
  • Nagemakkutty
  • Kadhakavithakal
  • Aanamuthu
  • Amba
  • Suphala
  • Dukhamavuka Sukham
  • Rubberwifum Mattu Kavithakalum
  • Nizhalana
  • Jalakappakshi
  • Varinellu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sahithyakara Directory; Kerala Sahithya Academy, Thrissur
  2. ^ Akhilavijnanakosam; D.C. Books; Kottayam