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Writer Anand selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2019

Writer Anand selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2019

Noted writer Anand has been selected for the 27th Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the highest literary honour of the State government.

This award is given by Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and the Government of Kerala.

He was chosen for his overall contributions to Malayalam language and Literature.

His real name is P. Satchidanandan. After graduating in civil engineering from the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, he had served in the armed forces for four years. He retired as planning director from the Central Water Commission in New Delhi. He has about 30 works, including novels, stories, dramas and essays, to his credit. He is also a recipient of Vayalar Award and Yashpal Award.

About Ezhuthachan Puraskaram :

The Ezhuthachan Puraskaram is the highest literary honour that is given by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Government of Kerala. The award is named after Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan, the father of the Malayalam language and consists of a cash prize of ₹5,00,000 and a citation. The prize money was enhanced by ₹50,000 in 2011.The award was instituted in 1993 and Sooranad Kunjan Pillai was its first recipient.