Ezhuthachan Puraskaram (List of Winners 1993-2018)

Ezhuthachan Puraskaram (List of Winners 1993-2018)
Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan known as the Father of Modern Malayalam
The Ezhuthachan Puraskaram (also known Ezhuthachan Award) as is the highest literary award conferred by the Indian State Government of Kerala on any writer for his or her contribution in the field of Malayalam literature. It was instituted in 1993 and since annually presented by Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Government of Kerala. The award is named after the legendary 16th century Malayalam poet Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan. He is considered as the father of modern Malayalam language. The award carries a pize money of Rs. 500000, a plaque, and a citation.

Quick Facts
First Awardee: Sooranad Kunjan Pillai (1993)
First Woman Awardee: Balamani Amma (1995)
Last Awardee: M Mukundan (2018)


2018    M Mukundan
2017    K Satchidanandan
2016    C Radhakrishnan
2015    Puthussery Ramachandran
2014    Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri
2013    MK Sanu
2012    Attoor Ravi Varma
2011    MT Vasudevan Nair
2010    M Leelavathi
2009    Sugathakumari
2008    Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
2007    ONV Kurup
2006    VV Ayyappan
2005    S Gupthan Nair
2004    Sukumar Azhikkode
2003    T Padmanabhan
2002    Kamala Surayya
2001    OV Vijayan
2000    Pala Narayanan Nair
1999    KP Narayana Pisharody
1998    MP Appan
1997    Ponkunnam Varkey
1996    Dr. KM George
1995    Balamaniamma
1994    Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
1993    Sooranad Kunjan Pillai

Interestingly, Balamani Amma and Kamala Surraya became first mother-daughter duo to win the prestigious Ezhuthachan Puraskaram.