Veteran poet Akkitham bags 2020 Puthoor Award
Thrissur: Poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri was selected for this year’s Puthoor Award instituted by Unnikrishnan Puthoor Memorial Trust and Foundation. The award comprises a purse of Rs 11,111, a bronze sculpture designed by artist J R Prasad and a felicitation letter.
Trust and Foundation chairman Shaju Puthoor informed that the award will be handed over during the commemoration ceremony to be held on the sixth death anniversary of Unnikrishnan Puthoor which falls on April 2.
A known Malayalam novelist and short story writer, Unnikrishnan Puthoor has published multiple collections of short stories, poems and novels. He was also a recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and Odakkuzhal Award. He passed away on April 2, 2014.