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S. K. Pottekkatt : The famous Malayalam writer


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S. K. Pottekkatt, the famous writer of Malayalam language, was born in kozhikode. Among the different works of S. K. Pottekkatt, Oru theruvinte kadha & Oru desattinte kadha have won him several awards. This famous writer has won awards like jnanpith award, kerala sahithya academy award as well as the kendra sahithya academy awards respectively.



S. K. Pottekkatt


Malayalees are always familiar with the name S. K. Pottekkatt, who is a famous Malayalam writer. S. K. Pottekkatt also known as Sankaran Kutty Pottekkatt was born in the year 13 March 1913. Remember that this writer was born in Kozhikode situated in Kerala state, India. Also note that S.K. Pottekkatt was the son of an English school teacher. You must always be familiar with the important works as well as the awards won by this great writer.

Some of the important works of S. K. Pottekkatt


The following are some of the important works of S. K. Pottekkatt.
1.Oru theruvinte kadha
2.Oru desattinte kadha
3.Pulliman
4.Kattuchempakam
5.Naadan premam
6.Ezhilampala
7.Nile diary
8.Pournami
9.Nisagandhi
10.Yavanikkaku Pinnil

Awards won by S. K. Pottekkatt


1.Jnanpith Award
2.Kerala Sahithya Academy Award
3.Kendra Sahithya Academy Award

Jnanpith award


The Jnanpith award was instituted in the year 1961 & this is considered as one of the highest literary award in our country. Actually this is given by a trust named Bharatiya Jnanpith. It should be noted that the Malayalam writer G. Sankara Kurup is the first recipient of this Jnanpith award. The Jnanpith award was given to S. K. Pottekkatt for his novel 'Oru desattinte kadha'.

Kerala Sahitya Academy


The Kerala Sahitya Academy is situated in Trissur district of Kerala. Sri Chithira Tirunal Balarama Varma was the king who inaugurated this academy. It should be noted that Kerala Sahitya Academy is also known as the Academy for Malayalam literature. As the name indicates (Academy for Malayalam literature), remember that it promotes our Malayalam language.

Kendra Sahithya Academy Award


Sahithya Academy is considered as India's National Academy of Letters. The Sahithya Academy award was instituted in the year 1954.


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