Malayalam poet Akkitham wins 55th Jnanpith award

New Delhi: Malayalam poet Akkitham was conferred with the 55th Jnanpith award for his outstanding contribution to the Malayalam literature. Akkitham is the sixth from Kerala to be bestowed with the highest literary honour.

“The Jnanpith Selection Board has announced the recipient of the 55th Jnanpith Award for the year 2019 today in a meeting. It went to Shri Akkitham, eminent Indian poet writing in Malayalam,” the board said in a statement. Born in 1926, Akkitham Ach….

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