Poet Sugathakumari bags MVR Award


Thiruvananthapuram: Renowned poet Sugathakumari has been selected for this year's MVR Award instituted in memory of M V Raghavan, former minister and founder of Communist Marxist Party (CMP).

The award includes a cash prize of Rs 25,000 and a sculpture. Former chief minister Oommen Chandy will hand over the award to Sugathakumari at a ceremony to be held at her residence on Saturday, informed Trust chairman C P John and secretary M P Saju.

A poet, social worker and environmental activist, Sugathakumari is the recipient of many honours including Padma Shri, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Odakkuzhal Award, Vayalar Award, Vallathol Award, Ezhuthachan Award, Mathrubhumi Literary Award among others.

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