Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran Malayalam novelist Sethu has won the prestigious Ezhuthachan Puraskaram (award) for the year 2022. It is the highest literary honour of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi and is given for lifetime contributions. The award includes Rs 5 lakh and a citation.
The writer was chosen by a panel composed of Akademi president K Satchidanandan, Prof MK Sanu, Vaisakhan, Kalady university VC DR MV Narayanan and cultural department secretary Rani George, IAS.
Sethu, who has published more than 30 books, has won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 2007 for the work 'Adayalangal', and received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards in 1982 and 1978 for his works 'Pandavapuram' and 'Pediswapnangal'.
He also won the Vayalar Award for ‘Adayalangal’ in 2005.
His novel Marupiravi won Odakkuzhal award
Born in Chendamangalam in Ernakulam, Sethu is a banker by profession. He was the chairman and CEO of the South Indian Bank and has served as board member of SBT post-retirement.