Balamani Amma Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Balamani Amma (Nalapat Balamani Amma)

Last Updated: 07 Jul, 2023 | Views: 793

Age: 95

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): Poet

Famous For: Mother Of Malayalam Literature

Balamani Amma Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
19 Jul, 1909 (95 Years 02 Months 10 Days)
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

Balamani Amma Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

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

Balamani Amma Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

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

Balamani Amma Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

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