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.

His Career

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)

More Awards

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.

17 Responses to Njanapeedam for ONV Kurup

  1. Linda says:

    Congratulations sir. You are our pride.

  2. mathew says:

    Congratulations ONV sir. You are Kerala’s pride.

  3. gopikrishnan n says:

    Hearty congratulations sir…you raised the pride of our malayalam…..praying for more and more milestones and miracles from you….May your heavenly writings be never ending….

  4. Sukanya says:

    മലയാള കവിത = ഒ. എന്‍. വി
    ഒ. എന്‍. വി = ജ്ഞാനപീഠം
    കേട്ടപ്പോള്‍ സന്തോഷാശ്രു പൊടിഞ്ഞു. അഭിമാനം കൊള്ളുന്നു.

  5. badarudeen eramangalam says:

    sweet congratulations onv sir……….you brought the malayalam to the pinnacle of literature.

  6. badarudeen eramangalam says:

    dear sir….sweet congratulations ..you brought our malayalam in to pinnacle of literature

  7. ajith vm says:

    hearty congratulations sir May God keep you under his wings

  8. Noble Augustine Alilakuzhy says:

    Dear O N V sir,
    you raised Malayalam language towards India’s cultural heights…
    My humble congratulations…!

  9. AJESH Kadannappalli says:

    Sir,
    Congratulations ONV sir. You are Kerala’s pride.

  10. Ethirdisa Masika Payyanur says:

    Sir,
    Congratulations sir.

  11. ashish says:

    sir ,congratulations……we are very proud of you………..

  12. AKHIL says:

    GOD BLESS U SIR. U WIL GET NOBEL PRIZE ALSO

  13. Kurian Vanchickal says:

    I dosen’t have words to congratulate our legend poet,for

    his wonderful achivement .Let almighty shower all the

    blessings upon him.Be proud of each and every

    Malayalee

  14. RAJASREE says:

    OUR HEARTY CONGRATULATION ONV SIR… PRAYING YOUR LONG LIFE AND MORE AND MORE MILESSTONES AND MIRACLES FROM YOU.. MAY YOUR HEANVENLY WRITING BE NEVER ENDING….

    REGARDS

    SHALIMAR GARDEN MALAYALEE WELFARE ASSOCIATION (REGD)
    SHALIMAR
    GHAZIABAD

  15. giffu melattur says:

    iniyum marikkaatha bhoomi….

  16. ADHIL says:

    ONV Kuruppu’s movies are really good.

  17. ADHIL says:

    Congratulations ONV sir. You are Kerala’s pride.

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