Vallathol Award (List of Winners 1991-2019)

Vallathol Award (List of Winners 1991-2018)
Vallathol Narayana Menon
Vallathol Award is an annual literary award given by the Vallathol Sahithya Samithi for outstanding contribution to Malayalam literature. The award was instituted in 1991 in memory of modern Malayalam poetry (Adhunika kavithrayam) leaders Vallathol Narayana Menon. The prize includes a purse of Rs 1,11,111 along with a citation.

Quick Facts
First Awardee: Pala Narayanan Nair (1991)
Last Awardee: Paul Zacharia (2019)
First Female Awardee: Balamani Amma (1993)
Cash Prize: Rs. 1,11,111

Year    Awardee
1991    Pala Narayanan Nair
1992    Sooranad Kunjan Pillai
1993    Balamani Amma and Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
1994    Ponkunnam Varkey
1995    MP Appan
1996    Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
1997    Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
1998    KM George
1999    S Guptan Nair
2000    P Bhaskaran
2001    T Padmanabhan
2002    M Leelavathy
2003    Sugathakumari
2004    Ayyappa Paniker
2005    MT Vasudevan Nair
2006    ONV Kurup
2007    Sukumar Azhikode
2008    Puthussery Ramachandran
2009    Kavalam Narayana Panicker
2010    Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri
2011    C Radhakrishnan
2012    Yusuf Ali Kechery
2013    Perumbadavam Sreedharan
2014    P Narayana Kurup
2015    Anand
2016    Sreekumaran Thampi
2017    Prabha Varma
2018    M Mukundan
2019    Paul Zacharia

In 1993,  Balamani Amma and Vaikom Muhammad Basheer were jointly awarded. In same year she also became first woman to win Ezhuthachan Puraskaram.