Dr M Leelavathy awarded Kendra Sahitya Akademi award
New Delhi: Prominent writer and literary critic Dr M Leelavathy has been awarded the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi award.
The honour has been awarded for the translation of the Sanskrit text ‘Srimad Valmiki Ramayanam’. The award selection was done by a jury including K Jayakumar, K Muthulakshmi and K S Venkitachalam.
The purse consists of Rs 50,000 and a plaque.
Kulachal Muhammad Yousuf, who translated the book ‘Thaskaran – Maniyan Pillayude Athmakadha by G R Indugopan’ into Tamil as ‘Thirudan Maniyin Pillai’, was also awarded.
Manoj Kumar Swami, who translated Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai’s Chemmeen into Rajasthani language as ‘Na Baar Jaal’ also bagged the award.