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Posted on Dec 21, 10:11AM | UNI
Eminent Literary Critic and author Prof M Leelavathi was today conferred with the coveted Mathrubhumi Sahitya Puraskaram at a function here this evening.
Jnanpitham Award Winner Mahaswetha Devi presented the award, carrying a purse of Rs two lakh, citiation and plaque at the function presided over by former Union Minister and Mathrubhumi Chairman and Managing Director M P Veerendra Kumar.
Hailing Dr Leelavathi for her invaluable contribution to literature, Mr Veeredra Kumar said by selecting her for the award the judging committee enriched the Matrhubhumi Puraskaram.
Some of the earlier winners of the award were well literary figures Thikkodiyan, M V Devan, Pala Narayanan Nair, Akkitham, Kovilanv Vishnu Narayanan Namboodiri and Sukumar Azhikkode.