Jnanpith presented to ONV Kuruppu
The famous Malayalam poet Shri ONV Kuruppu has been awarded by Jnanpith Award from Manmohan Singh, The Prime Minister of India. The award belongs to ONV for the year 2007. ONV Kuruppu was the fifth Keralite after G Sankara Kuruppu (1965), S K Pottakkad (1980), Thakazhi Sivasankarapilla (1984) and M T Vasudevan Nair (1995) who got the prestigious Njanapath Award. Moreover ONV Kuruppu is the first poet from Kerala to receive this great award. All the others got it for short story and novel writing. Kerala Chief Minister Shri V S Achuthanandan, National defense minister A K Antony, Vayalar Ravi, Umman Chandi, M A Baby, Sasi Tharoor etc were also presided in the award giving ceremony.
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