Lyricist Chunakkara Ramankutty has won the Kochera Foundation's literary award for 2010.

Head of the ruling family of the erstwhile Travancore Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma, who is also the patron of the foundation, announced this here on Thursday.

The award includes a citation and a plaque. It would be given away at the sixth anniversary celebrations of the foundation to be held in December.

On being informed of the award by Mr. Varma, Mr. Ramankutty said he was thrilled to have received the news from the head of the erstwhile ruling family. — Staff Reporter