Writer Vijayalakshmi has been adjudged the winner of this year’s O.V. Vijayan Sahithya Puraskaram instituted by the Hyderabad-based Naveena Samskarika Kala Kendram (NSKK).
The judging committee, which includes K. Sachidanandan, M. Leelavathy, and M.K. Sanoo, found Vijayalakshmiyudey Kavithakal (an anthology of poems of Vijayalakshmi) worthy of the award.
Announcing this at a press conference held here on Thursday, NSKK convener E. Vipinan said the award would be given away at a function at NSKK School compound in Hyderabad on November 10. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and a trophy designed by Kanayi Kunhiraman.