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Balamani Amma : The grandmother of Malayalam literature


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Balamani Amma is a famous poetess in Malayalam language. Balamani Amma,for her great works,was given several awards including Saraswati Samman, Padma Bhushan award & Ezhuthachan award respectively. Padma Bhushan award is the highest civilian award given in India.



Balamani Amma


Kerala people are always familiar with the name Balamani Amma, who is a famous Malayalam poetess. She was born in the year 19 July 1909. In general we can say that Balamani Amma is the grandmother of Malayalam Literature. It should be noted that Balamani Amma is the mother of Kamala Das. We all know that Kamala das is a famous writer. Remember that Balamani Amma passed away in the year 29 September 2004 at the age of 95.

Books of Balamani Amma


The following are some of the books written by Balamani Amma.
1.Nivedyam
2.Sopaanam
3.Lokantharangalil

Awards won by Balamani Amma


Balamani amma was honored with Saraswati Samman, which is considered as the highest literary awards in India. Actually this award was instituted in 1991 & this is given for prose or poetry literary works that is published in an Indian language. She also won the Padma Bhushan award. Do you want to know the details of Padma Bhushan award? Remember that Padma Bhushan award is the highest civilian award which is given by the Government of India. This award was instituted in the year 1954. Another award that Balamani Amma received was the Ezuthachan award.


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