Vayalar Award Winners


Vayalar Award
Vayalar Puraskaram is an award instituted in the year 1977, by the Vayalar Ramavarma Memorial Trust for the best literary work in the Malayalam language. 

Vayalar Award is presented annually on 27th of October to commemorate Vayalar Ramavarma's – a renowned Malayalam poet – death anniversary. The first Vayalar Puraskaram was awarded to Lalithambika Antarjanam for ‘Agni Sakshi.'

The award carries a cash prize of ₹1 lakh, a memento designed in bronze by Kanayi Kunhiraman, and a certificate.

List of Recipients

YearRecipientWorks
1977Lalithambika AntharjanamAgnisakshi
1978P. K. BalakrishnanIni Njan Urangatte
1979Malayattoor RamakrishnanYanthram
1980Thakazhi Sivasankara PillaiKayar
1981Vyloppilli Sreedhara MenonMakarakoithu
1982O. N. V. KurupUppu
1983Vilasini (M. K. Menon)Avakasikal
1984SugathakumariAmbalamani
1985M. T. Vasudevan NairRandamoozham
1986N. N. KakkaduSaphalameeyathra
1987N. Krishna PillaiPrathipathram Bhashanabhedam
1988Thirunalloor KarunakaranThirunalloor Karunakarante Kavithakal
1989Sukumar AzhikodeThathwamasi
1990C. RadhakrishnanMunpe Parakkunna Pakshikal
1991O. V. VijayanGurusagaram
1992M. K. SanuChangambuzha: Nakshathrangalude Snehabhajanam
1993AnandMarubhoomikal Undakunnathu
1994K. SurendranGuru
1995ThikkodiyanArangu Kanatha Nadan
1996PerumbadavamSreedharan Oru Sankeerthanam Pole
1997Madhavikutty (Kamala Surayya)Neermathalam Pootha Kalam
1998S. Guptan NairSrishtiyum Srishtavum
1999KovilanThattakam
2000T. PadmanabhanPuzha Kadannu Marangalude Idayilekku
2001M. V. DevanDevaspandanam
2002K. AyyappapanickerAyyappapanickerude Krithikal
2003M. MukundanKesavante Vilapangal
2004Sarah JosephAlahayude Penmakkal
2005K. SatchidanandanSakshyangal
2006SethuAdayalangal
2007M. LeelavathyAppuvinte Anweshanam
2008M. P. Veerendra KumarHaimavathabhuvil
2009M. Thomas MathewMarar: Lavanyanubhavathinte Yuktishilpam
2010Vishnunarayanan NamboothiriCharulatha
2011K. P. RamanunniJeevithathinte Pusthakam
2012AkkithamAnthimahakalam
2013Prabha VarmaShyama Madhavam
2014K. R. MeeraAarachaar
2015Subhash ChandranManushyanu Oru Aamukham
2016U. K. KumaranThakshankunnu Swaroopam
2017T. D. RamakrishnanSugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki
2018KV MohankumarUshnarashi - Karappurathinte Ithihasam
2019V.J. Jamesനിരീശ്വരൻ (42nd).
2020Ezhacheri RamachandranOru Virginian Veyilkaalam (ഒരു വെർജീനിയൻ വെയിൽകാലം)
2021 BenyaminManthalirile 20 Communist Varshangal (മാന്തളിരിലെ 20 കമ്യൂണിസ്റ്റ് വര്‍ഷങ്ങള്‍)

SideNotes:

  • Autobiography of Lalithambika Antharjanam – Aathmakadhakkoru Aamukham (ആത്മകഥയ്ക്ക് ഒരാമുഖം).
  • Oru Virginian Veyilkaalam – a collection of 41 poems.
  • Ezhacheri Ramachandran – Poet.
    • Notable Works –
      • Ardrasamudram,
      • Bhandurangeepuram,
      • Kattuchikkiya Thelimanalil,
      • Kayyur,
      • Neeli,
      • Uyarum Njan Nadake,
      • "Chandamanithavil Pathichari" (Famous Malayalam Song).

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