A recipient of the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi and Kerala Sahitya Akademi awards, Krishnankutty also served as the vice-chairman of the Kerala Kalamandalam.
Based on her complaint, an FIR was registered on April 6 this year under IPC sections dealing with rape and causing hurt against the man in north Delhi, a senior police officer said.
Some of her best stories are 'Pata Dei', 'Khela Ghara', 'Naiku Rasta', 'Bastraharana', 'Andhakarara', 'Kasturi Murga O Sabuja Aranya' and 'Michhi Michhika'.
Dr Sirpi Balasubramaniam (86), a renowned Tamil writer-cum-poet, was elated after receiving Padma Shri Award. Balasubramaniam told TNIE,
Upendra Kushwaha, a former Union minister who now heads the JD(U)'s parliamentary board, demanded that Daya Prasad Sinha's Sahitya Akademi Award be withdrawn forthwith.
Venkanna penned several books including Ekunadam Motha, Relapoothalu (selected as Telugu University Uttama Geya Samputi Puraskaram), Alasendra Vanka, Pusina Punnami and others.
Three Odia writers, Hrushikesh Mallick, Digaraj Brahma, and Debabrata Das, have been selected for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2021.
Fellow Telangana men, Thagulla Gopal and Devaraju Maharaju received Yuva Puraskaram for Dandakadiyam (poetry) and Bala Sahitya Puraskaram for Nenu Ante Evaru (play), respectively.
Noted Malayalam novelist George Onakkoor has been selected for the Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 in Malayalam for his autobiography Hrudayaragangal.
Ambai is the fourth woman writer from Tamil Nadu to get the award.
While Moily received the prestigious award for his epic poetry 'Sri Bahubali Ahimsadigvijayam' in Kannada, Subramaniam won the award for her poetry collection, "When God is a Traveller", in English.
Author, poet and academician Yashodhara Mishra will be awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award - 2020 for her book ‘Samudrakula Ghara’.