Question: Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, is being recently awarded to the eminent writer P. Satchidanandan (Anand), this award is instituted by which State Government?
(d) Tamil Nadu
- 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.