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Balamani Amma (Nalapat Balamani Amma)

Last Updated: 20 Jul, 2022 | Views: 155

Age: 95

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): Poet

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
19 Jul, 1909
Birth Country
Birth State/Province
Tamil Nadu
Birth District
Birth Place
Madras, Malabar, Punnayurkulam
Birth Sign
Died on
29 Sep, 2004
Cause of Death
Alzheimer's Disease

About Balamani Amma

About (profile/biography):

A Malayalam poet, Nalapat Balamani Amma, lived from July 1909 to September 2004. The story of the axe and the stories of Amma (Mother) and Muthassi (Great-grandmother) are some of the well-known works she wrote. There are more than 20 anthologies of poems, several prose works, and translations that Balamani Amma published. She received several awards and honors.


1930: "Kooppukai," her first poem, was published.

The poem "The Pen", which describes the loneliness of a mother, was translated by Kamala Surayya (also known as Kamala Das).

1955: Balamani Amma wrote "Lokantharangalil."

1962: Balamani Amma wrote "Muthassi."

1959 to 1986: The "Nivedyam" collection contains the poems of Balamani Amma.

2004: Amma passed away after five years of suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

A former king of the Kingdom of Cochin, Parikshith Thampuran, presented her with her first recognition, Sahithya Nipuna Puraskaram.

Awards and Legacy:

Padma Bhushan - Amma Balamani received the third highest civil honor of India in 1987

Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award - for Muthassi (1965) and Asan Prize (1989)

In 2008, the Kochi International Book Festival Committee created the Balamani Amma Award, a cash prize for writers.

Google Doodle honored Amma on Balamani Amma's birth anniversary - 19 July 2022.

Unknown facts:

Amma Balamani did not attend school.

Balamani Amma was known as the "poetess of motherhood".

The book titled 'Nivedyam' contained her poems from 1959 to 1986

Physical Stats

Height: (Approx.)
In Centimeters 165 cm
In Meters 1.65 m
In Feet & Inches 5'5"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 52 kg
In Pounds 115 Ibs
Eye Colour
Hair Colour

Family Details

Father's Name
Chittanjoor Kunhunni Raja
Mother's Name
Nalapat Kochukutti amma
V. M. Nair
Mohandas, Shyam Sunder
Kamala Surayya, Sulochana