Happy with national recognition of my work: Professor Leelavathy | Kochi News


Kochi: Ms. Leelavathy, a distinguished writer and literary critic who won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, said she was happy with national recognition and hopes to continue her literary endeavors.
“It is a great recognition of my work and my contributions. I am happy to receive it. These days I mainly spend my time reading and writing and hope to continue without fail, ”she said.
The 94-year-old writer received a visit from Minister of Industry P Rajeeve at his residence in Thrikkakara on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. He paid tribute to the writer followed by a brief interaction. “I have known Rajeeve personally for a long time and the visit was more personal than official on behalf of the state government,” said Leelavathy.
Leelavathy is one of seven literary personalities, including Ruskin Bond, to receive the scholarship this year. The others who received the scholarship are Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay (Bengali), Bhalchandra Nemade (Marathi), Tejwant Singh Gill (Punjabi), Swami Rambhadracharya (Sanskrit) and Indira Parthasarthy (Tamil).
The Sahitya Akademi Fellowship is a literary honor bestowed in India by the Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters of India. This is the highest honor awarded by the Akademi to a living writer
A prominent Malayalam writer, literary critic and educator, Leelavathy has more than 60 published books to her credit, including books on literary criticism, essays and translations over the past seven decades.
Leelavathy has won several prestigious awards such as the Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Academy Award, Vallathol Award, Basheer Award, Ezhuthachan Purakaram and Guptan Nair Memorial Award.


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