Writer Anand has won this year’s Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the highest literary award by the state government. Anand has been chosen for his overall contribution to Malayalam literature. His works are noted for their philosophical flavor, historical context and their humanism. Cultural Minister A K Balan announced the award on Thursday. The award carries a purse of Rs 5 lakh and a citation.
Writer of over twenty-five novels, P. Satchidanand chose the pseudonym Anand. Veedum Thadavum and Jaivamanushyan won the Kerala Sahithya Academy Award. Marubhoomikal Undakunnathu won the Vayalar Award. He did not accept the Yashpal Award for Aalkkootam and the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Abhayarthikal.
Last year’s Ezhuthachan Puraskaram was awarded to M.Mukundan.