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Dr. M Leelavathy brings Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award to Malayalam

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New Delhi: Malayalam literary giant Dr. M Leelavathy won the coveted Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for her translation of ‘Srimad Valmiki Ramayanam’ from Sanskrit to Malayalam.

The literary critic and author will be honoured with a plaque and a purse of Rs 50,000.

Others to win the award included Kulachal Muhammad Yousuf for the translation of ‘Thaskaran – Maniyan Pillayude Athmakadha by G R Indugopan’ into Tamil as ‘Thirudan Maniyin Pillai.

Manoj Kumar Swami bagged the award for translating Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai’s Chemmeen into Rajasthani language as ‘Na Baar Jaal’.

A jury consisting of K Jayakumar, K Muthulakshmi and K S Venkitachalam picked up the books.

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