KERALA

Vallathol prize

Honour for Sreekumaran Thampi

Poet and lyricist Sreekumaran Thampi has been selected for this year's Vallathol prize. His poems and songs had made a lasting impression in Malayalis’ hearts through their musicality and lyrical beauty, said the award jury. The prize, which includes a cash prize of Rs.1,11,111 and a plaque would be presented to him at the literary festival to be held here on October 16, Vallathol's birth anniversary. — Staff Reporter

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