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Vishnupuram award presented

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Novelist and a researcher in Tamil literature Raj Gouthaman received the Vishunpuram Award for the year of 2018 here recently.

Since 2010, Vishnupuram Award is bestowed every year on senior Tamil writers. Coimbatore-based Vishnupuram Ilakkiya Vattam awards a trophy and a cash prize of ₹1 lakh to the recipient.

Apart from the award ceremony, a two-day literary event was held. It included discussions among writers from across the world and the screening of “Paattum Thogaiyum”, a documentary on Mr. Gouthaman that was directed by K.P. Vinoth.

Anita Agnihotri, an Indian Bengali writer and civil servant, Madhupal, Malayalam writer and filmmaker, Tamil writers Jeyamohan, Devibharathi, Stalin Rajangam, and Suneel Krishnan took part. A book on a collection of articles by various critics on Raj Gouthaman’s writings was also released on the function.

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