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M K Sanu chosen for Mathrubhumi Literary award

Press Trust of India  |  Kozhikode 

Eminent critic, biographer and orator M K Sanu has been chosen for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2016 in recognition of his rich contribution to the Malayalam literature.

The award carries a prize of Rs 2 lakh, a citation and astatuette.

A jury headed by eminent poet Narayanan Namboothiri selected Sanu for the award, Mathrubhumi Managing Director M P Veerendra Kumar, MP, said in a release today.

Malayalam writer, literary critic and educationistDr M Leelavathy, author and scientist C Radhakrishnan were the other members of the jury committee.

"Changampuzha Krishnapilla", "Nakshtrangalude Snehabhajanam", "Narayanaguru Swami", "Mruthyunjayam" "Kavyajeevitham", "Viswasathilek Veendum American Sahityam" and "Prabhatha Darshanam" are some of his important works.

The 89 year-old Sanu is a recipient of several honours, including the Sahitya Akademi Award, Vayalar Award, Padmaprabha Award, Kendra Sahitya Adademi Award and Sahitya Akademi Award for his overall contributions, the release said.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 18:22 IST