Yusufali Kecheri bags Balamaniamma Award

Published on: 10 Dec, 2012
Published under: Entertainment, Ernakulam District News, General Kerala News

9 December 2012

Yusufali Kecheri poet and lyricist was awarded Balamaniamma Award by Filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan at a function at the ongoing International Book Festival at Ernakulathappan grounds .

Cultural Affairs Minister K.C. Joseph inaugurated the cultural programme for giving away the Balamaniamma award for poetry, instituted by the Kochi International Book Festival committee, to Yusufali Kecheri, poet and lyricist. The Minister said the selection was most appropriate. Yusufali deserved to be complimented for the poetic imageries that brought a flourish to Malayalis’ thoughts. His lyrics were in perfect harmony with the motherly affection that became the hallmark of Balamaniamma’s poetry.

The poems of both the poets exuded the beauty and splendour of Indian culture, said National Book Trust Chairman Sethu.


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