Palakkad (Kerala), Sep 24
Eminent Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri was on Thursday conferred with the Jnanpith award at his residence 'Devayanam' by Kerala Culture Minister A.K. Balan.
Seated in an armchair at his home, Akkitham received the award and became the sixth Keralite to be conferred the prestigious literary award.
Akkitham's work includes "Irupatham Noottantinte Ithihasam", "Balidarashanam" and "Dharma Sooryan" among over 45 works of poems, plays and short stories.