- CNM Reporter
Abhirami SR has won the Youth Poetry Award instituted by the Professor P Meerakutty Foundation. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000, citation and plaque.
The award was declared by a committee chaired by Sachidanandan and comprising Dr. L. Thomas Kutty, Sajo Panayamkode and Wilson John. Works were invited from poets under the age of 35. 2728 poems by 170 poets were evaluated in three stages.
A native of Kottarakkara, Abhirami holds a degree in English Literature from the Institute of English, University of Kerala. She writes poems, stories and articles in periodicals.
The award committee judged that Abhirami’s poems are different from the contemporary face of Malayalam poetry.
Prof. P Meerakutty was a famous writer and teacher. The award is announced on the occasion of the fourth death anniversary of Meerakkutty.