V Madhusoodanan Nair bags Balamani Amma Award

The award, instituted by Kochi International Book Festival Committee, includes Rs 50,000 and a citation. 

V Madhusoodanan Nair | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kochi: Renowned poet and critic V Madhusoodanan Nair has been selected for Balamani Amma Award, instituted by Kochi International Book Festival Committee. The award includes Rs 50,000 and a citation.

“I don’t know if I deserve this award or not. But, it feels like powerful breast milk to me. I pay my respects to the great Balamani Amma. I hope the award will give me the power to worship letters,” responded Madhusoodanan Nair.

“Balamani Amma has been a mother to people like me since childhood. She has treated all children as her own,” he added.

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