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Friday, September 24, 2010

Jnanapeedom award for ONV Kurup

Noted Malayalam poet ONV Kurup has been awarded the Jnanpith Award for the year 2007 for his contributions to the Malayalam literature.

Ottaplavil Neelakandan Velu Kurup (ONV Kurup) is one of the greatest living poets in India.

His noted works include Uppu, Aksharam, Agni Salabhangal etc. He is also winner of several awards and honours including Kerala Sahitya Academy award, Sahitya Academy award, Vayalar award etc.

ONV Kurup who is also a Padmashri award winner has also penned many songs for Malayalam cinema.

He is the fourth from Kerala to get Jnanpith award. The other three Jnanpith award winners from Kerala are S.K. Pottekad (1980), Thakazhi Siva Sankara Pillai (1984) and M.T. Vasudevan Nair (1995).

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