Thiruvananthapuram: The Assembly Tuesday congratulated Malayalam poetess and social activist Sugathakumari for winning this year's prestigious Saraswati Samman.
A resolution moved by Speaker G Karhikeyan was passed by the House.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Ommen Chandy said the recognition received by Sugathakumari was not only for her, but for all Keralites.
Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan congratulated her and said "Let there be more poems and writings from Sugathakumari in future also'.
Sugathakumari was selected for the prestigious award for her poetry collection 'Manalezhuthu' (The Writing on the Sand).