Njanapeedam for ONV Kurup
It is time of celebration and happiness in Kerala. Prof.O.N.V Kurup, the renowned poet of Kerala has got the most precious literature award of India. O. N.V Kurup won the Njanapeedam award for the year 2007. The award got declared today ( 24-09-2010). O.N.V Kurup the gifted poet and lyricist of Malayalam cinema is pride and gem of all Keralites. He is the 5th person from Kerala to win the prime honor for literature.
G.Shankara Kurup(1965), S.K. Pottakad(1980), Takazhi Shiva Shankara Pillai( 1984) and M.T Vazudevan Nair are the other Njanapeedam winners from Kerala.
It is now the golden period of Malayalam cinema and literature. Last week Malayalam cinema won several National Film Awards.
The full name of ONV Kurup is Ottaplavil Neelakandan Velu Kurup. He was born on May 27, 1931
The Njanapeedam award for the year 2008 will be given to Urdu poet Shahariyar.
Poetry of ONV
ONV started creating poetry from his school time onwards. His fist collection got released in 1949 titled “Poruthunna Saundharam”( Defending Beauty).
His other released poetry collections include “Mattuvin Chattangale”( Change the Rules”), “Njan Ninne Snehikunnu”(I Love You), “Neela Kannukal”(Blue Eyes), “Mayilpeeli”(Peacock Feather), “Dahikunna Panapatram”( Thirsty Drinking Bowl), “Aksharam”( Alphabet), “Karutha Pakshiyude Pattu”(Song of Black Bird), “Oru Tulli Velicham”( A Drop of Light). “Agnishalabhangal”(Fire Butterflies), “Bhoomikoru Charamageetham”( A Funeral Song for Earth), “Mrugaya”(Hunting), “Veruthe”( Simply), “Bhairavante Tudi”( The beat of Bhairava), “Aparahnam”, “Sharangaha Pakshikal”, “Marubhumi”(Desert), “Uppu”(Salt), “Thonniasharangal”( Illegible Alphabets”) etc.
ONV is an Economics graduate and has done post graduation in Malayalam literature. He worked with various reputed colleges all around Kerala including Ernakulam Maharajas, Trivandrum University College, Calicut Arts and Science College, Thalasherry Govt.Brannen College, Trivandrum Govt.Womens College, Calicut University etc.
He also held the position as Kerala Sahitya Academy member from 1982-1987.He was also the chairman of Kerala Kalamandalam .ONV has also released various studies on topics “Kavithayile Prathisandhikal” (The obstacles in Poetry), “Kavithayile Samanthara Rekhakal”( The alternate documents in Poetry”), Ezuthachan( The Great Poet of Kerala)
Other Awards won by Prof. ONV Kurup are Kendra Sahithya Academy award, Kerala Sahithya Academy award Ezuthachan Award, Sovietland Nehru Award, Vayalar Award, Vishwadeepa Award, Vayalar Award, Pandalam Keralavarma Janmashadabthi Award, Odakuzhal Award, Aashan Award, Mahakavi Ullor Award etc
Apart from the hit film songs he had also penned various drama songs too.