Award-Ezhuthachan Puraskaram

Question: Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, is being recently awarded to the eminent writer P. Satchidanandan (Anand), this award is instituted by which State Government?
(a) Karnataka
(b) Kerala
(c) Telangana
(d) Tamil Nadu
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On 1st November, 2019; eminent writer from Kerala, P. Satchidanandan (Anand), won the 27th Ezhuthachan Puraskaram.
  • Ezhuthachan Puraskaram award is the top literary award instituted by the Government of Kerala.
  • A jury chaired by Kerala Sahitya Akademi’s President, Vaisakhan, selected Anand for the award considering his contributions to the language and its literature.
  • The prize, named after Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam language, consists of a purse of Rs. 5 lakh and a citation.
  • Anand was born at Irinjalakuda, in Thrissur, Kerala in 1936. He graduated from the Thiruvananthapuram College of Engineering in Civil Engineering.
  • He served in the Army for about four years and retired from the Central Water Commission, Delhi, as a planning director.
  • A sculptor as well, Anand’s repertoire includes over 30 books ranging from novels, short stories, dramas and essays.
  • His work Govardhanante Yaathrakal won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award, while Veedum Thadavum and Jaiva Manushyan bagged the Kerala Sahitya Akademi awards.


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