Sri Lankan Tamil writer Thiru Thelivaththai Joseph receives the Vishnupuram Award 2013

The Vishnupuram Award for 2013 was recently given to Sri Lankan Tamil writer Thelivaththai Joseph by Vishnupuram Literary Forum.

The award has been instituted by readers of writer B. Jeyamohan in the name of his masterpiece Vishnupuram. It aims to honour unnoticed Tamil writers.

Writer Indra Parthasarathi was the chief guest and director Bala, Jeyamohan, writer Suresh Kumar Indrajit and V. Suresh of the Forum felicitated the writer. In his keynote address, Indra Parthasarathi expressed concern over the declining reading habit among the youth. He said this award was special as members of the forum discuss and debate the works of the award-winning author.

Joseph’s short story collection Meenkal and novel Kudai Nizhal were released at the function. Director Bala requested literary scholars and writers to do their bit for the betterment of Tamil films. Suresh Kumar Indrajit and V. Suresh reviewed some short stories and novels of Joseph and spoke about the literary importance of his works. Jeyamohan spoke on literary trends and the writings of Joseph.

Ravi Subramaniyan rendered songs of Malayalam poet Balachandran Chullikkadu, translated into Tamil by Jeyamohan.