Veteran Malayalam novelist Sethu has won the prestigious Ezhuthachan Puraskaram (award) for the year 2022
The Ezhuthachan Puraskaram is the highest literary honour given by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Government of Kerala. The award is named after Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan, the father of the Malayalam language, and it consists of five lakh rupees, a citation, and a sculpture. till 2010, the award amount was one lakh rupees; it was increased to one and a half lakh in 2011. In 2017, it increased to five lakh rupees. The award was instituted in 1993, and Sooranad Kunjan Pillai was its first recipient. P. Valsala finally won the 2021 Ezhuthachan Award.
The writer was chosen by a panel composed of Akademi president K Satchidanandan, Prof MK Sanu, Vaisakhan, Kalady university VC Dr: MV Narayanan, and culture department secretary Rani George, IAS.
A Sethumadhavan, popularly known as Sethu,…
Sethu Madhavan, popularly known as Sethu was born in 1942 in Chendamangalam in the Ernakulam district. 33 works in novel and story categories. He has received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (Nightmare, Pandavapuram) for story and novel, the Muttathuvarki Award (Pandavapuram), the Malayatur Award (Handprints), the Vishwadeepam Award (Nyogam) and the Padmarajan Award (For Heights). An English translation of Pandavapuram was published by Macmillan.
Pandavapuram and Njangal Adimakal became movies. Poothiruvathira ravil, the film adaptation of Njangal Adimakal won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Story. In 2005, he retired as the Chairman of South Indian Bank. On 5 September 2012, Sethu was appointed as the Chairman of the National Book Trust. He is the first Malayali to reach this position after Sukumar Azhikode.