Noted Novelist T D Radhakrishnan’s ‘Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki’ has been selected for this year’s prestigious Vayalar award 2017.
T D Radhakrishnan has been selected for the award for his literary work “Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki” . The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs one lakh, citation and a statuette, will be presented to him on October 27, the death anniversary of poet and lyricist Vayalar Ramavarma.
The novel was chosen for the award by a three-member jury comprising literary critic Thomas Mathew, Sahitya Akademi secretary K.P. Mohanan and Emeritus Professor of Malayalam Anil Kumar.
Vayalar award :
The Vayalar Award is given for the best literary work in Malayalam. The award was instituted in 1977 by the Vayalar Ramavarma Memorial Trust in memory of the poet and lyricist Vayalar Ramavarma (1928-1975). A sum of 25,000, a silver plate and certificate constitutes the award originally. Now it is raised to a sum of 1,00,000. It is presented each year on October 27, the death anniversary of Vayalar Ramavarma.