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Jnanpith laureate M T Vasudevan Nair bags ONV Literary Prize

Jnanpith laureate M T Vasudevan Nair bags ONV Literary Prize

Published:04 May 2018

Jnanpith laureate M T Vasudevan Nair has won this year's annual ONV Literary Prize, instituted in memory of iconic poet late O N V Kurup, for his overall contributions to Malayalam literature

Thiruvananthapuram | Jnanpith laureate M T Vasudevan Nair has won this year's annual ONV Literary Prize, instituted in memory of iconic poet late O N V Kurup, for his overall contributions to Malayalam literature.The award, comprising a cash prize of Rs three lakh, citation and a plaque, was instituted by the ONV Cultural Academy here.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would present the award to Nair, popularly known as M T among his admirers, at a function here on May 27.He was selected by a jury comprising critic M M Basheer, K Jayakumar and Prabhavarma.The panel also selected Anuja Akathoot's poetry collection, 'Amma Urangunnilla' for the young writer award, a statement said.


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