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Writer Anand selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram

Noted writer Anand has been selected for the 27th Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the highest literary honour of the State government.

Minister for Culture A.K. Balan told reporters here on Friday that right from his novel Aalkoottam, Anand had been portraying the unique crises that the nation had witnessed with a rare finesse.

Engineer

Born at Irinjalakuda in 1936, his real name is P. Satchidanandan. After graduating in civil engineering from the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, he had served in the armed forces for four years.

He retired as planning director from the Central Water Commission in New Delhi.

He has about 30 works, including novels, stories, dramas and essays, to his credit.

Works

His Govardhante Yatrakal had won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award, Veedum Thadavum and Jaina Manushyan Kerala Sahitya Akademi award and Marubhoomikal Undakunnath, Vayalar award.

The Ezhuthachan Puraskaram comprises a cash prize of ₹5 lakh and a citation.

Anand was selected for the award by a jury headed by Sahitya Akademi president Vaisakhan. It comprised M.K. Sanoo, M. Mukundan, K. Jayakumar and Culture Secretary Rani George.

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