KOTTAYAM: This year’s Muttathu Varkey Award for excellence in literature was presented to noted Malayalam litterateur N. S. Madhavan at a simple ceremony held here on Thursday. Veteran Malayalam short story writer T.Padmanabhan presented the award which carries a citation, a memento and a purse of Rs. 33,333.
M. R. Madhavan was selected for his collection of short stories ‘Higuitta’.
This is the 18th Muttathu Varkey award being presented.
The award presentation coincides with the death anniversary of Muttathu Varkey.
Former Kerala University Vice- Chancellor B. Ekbal, former MP Suresh Kurup, Malayala Manorama editorial director Thomas Jacob and others spoke on the occasion.
The Muttathu Varkey award in literature for college students was presented to K. P. Sivadasan, M.Phil student at Sanskrit University, Kalady for his short story ‘Charithrathil Oru Eli’.
The award was presented by this year’s award winner Mr. Madhavan.