Novelist Sethu wins Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2022

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Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2022

Noted Malayalam novelist Sethu (A. Sethumadhavan) has been honoured with the prestigious Ezhuthachan Award for the year 2022.

Important facts

  • It is the highest literary award of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi and is given for lifelong contribution to literature.

  • Sethu was selected for the award by a committee headed by Kerala Sahitya Akademi president K Satchidanandan.

  • M K Sanu, Vaishakhan, MV Narayanan and Rani George, Principal Secretary, Department of Cultural Affairs, were the other jury members.

  • His writings cover innumerable streams of literature including short stories, novels and children's literature.

  • He also held key positions in the banking and publishing sector such as the Chairman of South Indian Bank, Director of State Bank of Travancore and Chairman of National Book Trust of India.

  • He has been honoured with Kendra Sahitya Akademi and Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards.

  • His famous works include Pandavapuram, Kaimudrakal, Adayalangal, Kiratam, Aramathe Penkutty and Kilimozhikalkapppuram.

About Ezhuthachan Puraskaram

  • It is the Kerala state government’s highest literary honour. 

  • It has been named after Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, a 16th century devotional poet, considered to be the father of Malayalam language.

  • The award carries Rs 5 lakh and a citation.

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