Vennikkulam Gopala Kurup
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Vennikkulam Gopala Kurup (1902–1980) was a poet from Kerala, India. He was born on May 10, 1902 in Vennikkulam Pathanamthitta, Kerala to Cherukattumadathil Padmanabha Kurup and Laksmikunjamma. He started writing poetry from the age of 15 and after passing Vidwan examinations. Gopalakurup worked as teacher for 2 years at St . Behanans High School Vennikulam and 25 years at M.G.M H.S, Thiruvalla. He later worked in Malayalam Lexicon and State Manuscripts Library. He was awarded the titles '5 Sahithya nipunan' by the Maharaja of Kochi and 'Sahithyakalanidhi' by Kerala Hindiprachara Sabha. In 1967 he received the Odakkuzhal award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and Thirukkural Award for his collection Manikyaveena.
In 1974 Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award was given for the work Kamasurabhi. He has represented Kerala in the national poets' meetings held at Delhi,Calcutta and Bangalore.
- Akhilavijnanakosam; D.C.Books; Kottayam
- Sahithyakara Directory ; Kerala Sahithya Academy,Thrissur
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