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Vallathol Award 2010 goes to Vishnu Narayan Namboothiri

This years Vallathol Award has been awarded to Vishnu Naryan Namboothiri,

Vishnunarayanan was born in Seeravally Illam in Thiruvalla. He acquired a Master’s degree in English. He was an English teacher at colleges in Kozhikode, Kollam, Pattambi, Ernakulam, Tripunithura, Chittoor and Thiruvananthapuram and also worked in the State Institute of Languages.

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Vishnu Naryanan Namboodiri, one of the most famous poets of contemporary Malayalam literature, celebrated his 70th Birthday (Saptati)on 02 Jun this year. Nothing else could be a more appropriate ‘Saptati Pranamam’ to the author of ‘Pranayageethangal’ and a host of other verses who owns a cliché as a ’Poet with a Difference and A friend of Controversies’, whom the Malayalam literature adores so dearly, other than this article on his life and vision.

Other Awards recieved

* Sahitya Akademi National Award, 1994
* Kerala Academy Award
* Odakkuzhal Award
* Changampuzha Award
* Ulloor Prize
* Asan Prize
* C.V. Kunhiraman literary prize

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