Vayalar Award 2012 for Akkitham Achuthan Namboodiri

Veteran poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboodiri has been selected for the 36th Vayalar Rama Varma Sahitya Award. He bagged the award for his collection of poems ‘Anthimahakalam’(അന്തിമഹാകാലം).The Vayalar Award is awarded for Malayalam 's best literary work. In 1977 the Vayalar Ramavarma Memorial Trust instituted the award in memory of the poet and lyricist Vayalar Ramavarma.

The award carries Rs 25,000, a silver plate and a plaque by the famous sculptor Kanayi Kunjiraman. The award would be presented to Akkitham on the death anniversary of Vayalar on October 27.

Born-18 March 1926 (age 86)
Kumaranellur, Palakkad
Pen name-Akkitham
Occupation-Poet,Social worker

Akkitham Achuthan Namboodiri popularly known as Akkittam, is a Malayalam language poet. He was born and lives in the southern Indian state of Kerala in 1926 at Kumaranallur, Palakkad district.


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