Last Updated: 07 Jul, 2023 | Views: 793
Other Profession(s): Poet
Famous For: Mother Of Malayalam Literature
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.
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