Renowned poet K. Satchidanandan has been selected for the Kaliyachan Award instituted by Mahakavi P Foundation in the name of P Kunhiraman Nair. The award comprises a purse of Rs 25,000 and a sculpture.
The award will be handed over at a commemoration ceremony to be held at Vyloppilli Samskriti Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram on May 28, said P Foundation general secretary M. Chandraprakash and jury chairman K. A. Muraleedharan in a press meet.
K. V. Mohan Kumar’s novel ‘Ushnarashi’ was selected for the Samastha Keralam Novel Award. The story award was given to Arshad Bathery’s ‘Meenukalude Akashavum Paravakalude Bhoomiyum’ and the poetry award was given to Biju Kanhangad’s ‘Ullanakkangal’. ‘P. Viswambharan’ written by Ajith Venniyur was selected for the biography award.
As part of the commemoration, events such as Kavyanjali, Kathakalam, Kaviyarangu, seminars and painting exhibition will also be conducted. The movie ‘Padmini’ directed by author Susmesh Chandroth will be screened.