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Kendra Sahitya Academy Award for M.N Paloor

Kendra Sahitya Academy Award for M.N Paloor

New Delhi: Noted poet M.N Paloor bagged this year’s Kendra Sahitya Academy Award for his book, Kathayillathavante Katha.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs 100,000, a plaque and a citation.

Paloor Madhavan Namboothiri was born to a very conservative Namboothiri family in 1932 at Parakkadavu in Ernakulam.

M.N Paloor is one of the early modernist poets in Malayalam and is a recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award.

He learned Sanskrit under scholar K P Narayana Pisharody at an early age. He also learned Kathakali at Kerala Kalamandalam under Pattikkanthodi Ravunni Menon.

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