Sahitya Akademi Award for Malayalam (List of Winners 1955-2018)

Sahitya Akademi Award for Malayalam
Sahitya Akademi Award for Malayalam
Sahitya Akademi Award for Malayalam is one of the highest literary award given for the outstanding contribution to Malayalam Literature. The award was instituted in 1955, and given along with Sahitya Akademi Awards for other twenty three major languages of India. The award carries a monetary reward of Rs. 100000, a plaque and a citation.

Quick Facts
First Awardee: R. Narayana Panikkar (1955)
First Woman Awardee: Balamani Amma (1965)
Last Winner: S. Ramesan Nair (2018)

YearAward WinnerWorkGenre
2018S. Ramesan NairGuru PaurnamiPoetry
2017K. P. RamanunniDaivathinte PusthakamNovel
2016Prabha VarmaShyamamaadhavamPoetry
2015K. R. MeeraAarachaarNovel
2014Subhash ChandranManushyanu Oru AamukhamNovel
2013M. N. PaloorKathayillathavante KathaAutobiography
2012K. SatchidanandanMarannu Vecha VasthukkalPoems
2011M. K. SanuBasheer: Ekantha Veedhiyile AvadhoothanBiography
2010M. P. Veerendra KumarHaimavatha BhoovilTravelogue
2009U. A. KhaderThrikottoor PerumaNovelite
2008K. P. AppanMadhuram Ninte JeevithamEssays
2007SethuAdayalangalNovel
2006M. SukumaranChuvanna ChinnangalShort stories
2005G. V. KakkanadanJappana PukayilaShort Stories
2004Paul ZachariahZachariyayute KathakalShort Stories
2003Sara JosephAalahayude PenmakkalNovel
2002K. G. Sankara PillaiK.G. Sankara Pillayude KavitakalPoems
2001Attoor Ravi VarmaAttoor Ravi Varmayute KavitakalPoetry
2000R. RamachandranR. Ramachandrante KavithakalPoetry
1999C. V. SreeramanSreeramante KathakalShort stories
1998KovilanThattakamNovel
1997Anand (P. Satchidanandan)Govardhante YatrakalNovel
1996T. PadmanabhanGowriShort stories
1995ThikkodiyanArangu Kanatha NatanAutobiography
1994Vishnunarayanan NamboothiriUjjayiniyile RappakalukalPoetry
1993N. P. MohammedDaivathinte KannuNovel
1992M. MukundanDaivathinte VikruthikalNovel
1991M. P. Sankunni NairChhatravum ChamaravumCriticism
1990O. V. VijayanGurusagaramNovel
1989OlappamannaNizhalanaPoetry
1988E. HarikumarDinosarinte KuttyShort stories
1988C. RadhakrishnanSpandamapinikale NandiNovel
1987N. Krishna PillaiPrathipathram BhashanabhedamLiterary criticism
1986M. LeelavathyKavitadwaniCritical study
1985Sukumar AzhikodeTathvamasiCritical study
1984K. Ayyappa PanikerAyyappa Panikkarute KritikalPoetry
1983S. Guptan NairThiranjedutha PrabandhangalEssays
1982V. K. N.Payyan KathakalShort stories
1981VilasiniAvakasikalNovel
1980Punathil KunhabdullaSmaraka SilakalNovel
1979N. V. Krishna WarrierVallatholinte KavyasilpamLiterary criticism
1978B. SugathakumariRatrimazhaPoetry
1977N. Lalithambika AntharjanamAgnisakshiNovel
1976CherukaduJeevithappathaAutobiography
1975O. N. V. KurupAksharamPoetry
1974Vennikkulam Gopala KurupKamasurabhiPoetry
1973Akkitham Achuthan NamboothiriBalidarsanamPoetry
1972S. K. PottekkattOru Desathinte KathaNovel
1971Vyloppilli Sreedhara MenonVidaPoetry
1970M. T. Vasudevan NairKaalamNovel
1969Edasseri Govindan NairKavile PattuPoetry
1967P. Kunhiraman NairThamarathoniPoetry
1966K. M. Kuttikrishna MararKala Jeevitham ThanneEssays
1965N. Balamani AmmaMuthassiPoetry
1964P. Kesava DevAyalkkarNovel
1963G. Sankara KurupViswadarsanamPoetry
1960UroobSundarikalum SundaranmarumNovel
1958K. P. Kesava MenonKazhinja KaalamAutobiography
1957Thakazhi Sivasankara PillaiChemmeenNovel
1956I. C. Chacko, IlliparambilPaniniya PradyotamCommentary
1955R. Narayana PanikkarBhasha Sahitya CharitramHistory of Literature

There was no award given in the year of 1959, 1961, and 1968.