Thiruvananthapuram: Eminent writer and
CMD of Mathrubhumi group MP Veerendra Kumar will be
felicitated with the Amrita Keerthi literary award, instituted
by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
Kumar was chosen for the honour for his
widely-acclaimed work `Haimavathabhoovil`, which narrates the
author`s journey along the Himalayan ranges and reflects the
Indian thought and vision.
The award, comprising Rs 1,23,456, a memento and a
citation, would be presented to the author on September 27 at
Amritapuri Ashram in Kollam.
The selection was made by a panel comprising Swamy
Amritaswarupanandapuri, Swamy Turiamritandapuri and writers P
Parameswaran, N P Unni and P Narayana Kurup, a release said.
Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI), Kumar is a
veteran politician, activist and writer with 15 books to his
credit and scores of articles on diverse subjects ranging from
literature to environmental concerns.
`Haimavathabhoovil` has bagged several prestigious
literary honours, including the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award.
Published in 2007, the work has run into 27 impressions since
then and been translated into other vernacular languages.