Akkitham receives Puthur award
Palakkad: Veteran poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboodiri received the Puthur award 2020 constituted by Unnikrishnan Puthur memorial trust and foundation. Mathrubhumi Managing Director MV Shreyams Kumar handed over the award to the veteran poet at his residence ‘Devayanam’ at Kumaranellur.
At the event, Shreyams Kumar commemorated his late father Veerendra Kumar who introduced Akkitham’s works to him. Unnikrishnan Puthur, MP Veerendra Kumar and poet Akkitham were emotionally attached. Literature connected these writers who have created a signature in the field, added Shreyams Kumar.
Samastha Kerala Sahithya Parishath vice-president and Kendra Sahitya Akademi member Balachandran Vadakkedath presided.
Kerala Sahitya Akademi executive member Alankode Leelakrishnan, Shaju Puthur and Narayanan Akkitham addressed the programme.