Palakkad : Eminent Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri was on Thursday conferred with the Jnanpith award at his residence ‘Devayanam’ by Kerala Tradition Minister A.Ok. Balan.
Showing reside from his workplace within the state Secretariat, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan paid tributes to the life and works of 93-year-old Akkitham, as he’s popularly identified.
Seated in an armchair at his residence, Akkitham acquired the award and have become the sixth Keralite to be conferred the distinguished literary award.
Akkitham’s work consists of “Irupatham Noottantinte Ithihasam”, “Balidarashanam” and “Dharma Sooryan” amongst over 45 works of poems, performs and brief tales.
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