She was honoured with the Padma Shri for her contributions to music. She was 94.
Arundhati Roy to be among the key speakers at the first edition of WLF, says festival director Vinod K Jose
Noted writer Sethu secured the Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his novel 'Chekkutty'.
With his inimitable sense of humour, craft and wry reflections on human frailties, Anees Salim's works are something sui generis, writes Neelima Parvathi.
His cremation will take place at Krishna Bhavan (Kalathil House) in Perunna on Sunday at 3pm.
Writers in places like Idukki have endured years of neglect, often unintended, by publishers and those in mainstream literary circles.
He will receive an engraved copper-plaque and an amount of Rs 1 lakh.
The Sahitya Akademi fellowship is awarded to 'literary persons of outstanding merit'.
Omchery NN Pillai's 'Akasmikam Omcheriyute Ormmakkurippukal' has been chosen for the Akademi Award in Malayalam.
Madhusoodanan Nair won the award for 'Achan Piranna Veedu in the Malayalam poetry category. Tharoor's 'An Era of Darkness' won the award in the creative non-fiction category in English literature.