Malayalam poet Akkitham wins 55th Jnanpith Award

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  • Eminent Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri has been chosen for the 2019 Jnanpith Award.
  • He will be the 55th recipient of this award.
  • Akkitham is one of the most revered names in Malayalam poetry.
  • He is also known for his drama, critical essays, children literature, short stories, reminiscence and translations.
  • Irupatham Noottandinte, Ithihasam, Balidarshanam and Idinju Polinja Lokam are some of his famous works.
  • He has been honoured with Vayalar Award, Sahitya Akademi Award and Padma Shri.
  • The Jnanpith Award is the highest literary award in India.
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