Kozhikode: Mathrubhumi conducted a ceremony to honour the popular author T. Padmanabhan who penned stories including ‘Gowri’ and ‘Prakasham Parathunna Penkutty’. The one-day long event titled as ‘T Padmanabhan Kathayude 70 Valsarangal’ was inaugurated by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Kozhikode K. P. Kesava Menon Hall.
Chief minister called the writer an evergreen flowering tree mentioning his stories which always tops the list of literary works every year. Mathrubhumi Chairman and Managing Director M. P. Veerendra Kumar MP, who chaired the function, said that T. Padmanabhan is an epitome of love who upkeep humanity and values.
Writer M. Mukundan opined that T. Padmanabhan is one among those who spread light in these days of darkness. He also said that Padmanabhan is a Left wing supporter who wears khaddar. Health minister K. K. Shailaja commented that Padmanabhan is a writer who holds stories close to his heart and have pledged not to abandon them ever.
Chief minister released the book ‘Prathirodhathinte Dinangal Padangal’ written by K. K. Shailaja on Nipah virus attack, by handing over it to Padmanabhan. Mathrubhumi Managing Editor P. V. Chandran honoured Padmanabhan with a traditional shawl. Mathrubhumi Joint Managing Director M. V. Shreyams Kumar, Director P. V. Gangadharan, Executive Editor P. I. Rajeev, A. Pradeep Kumar MLA, M. Swaraj and others attended the function.