Basheer Award (List of Winners 2008-2018)

The Potrait of famous Malayalam Writer Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, also known as Beypore Sultan
Basheer Award (List of Winners 2008-2018)/Image Source: Sreedharatp
The Basheer Award was instituted in 2008 by the Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Smaraka Trust to honour Indian Independence Activits, Socialist and Malayalam Writer Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, fondly known as Beypore Sultan. As of 2019, the award consists of a cash purse of 25,000, a certificate and a plaque. The plaque is designed by C. N. Karunakaran.

N Prabhakaran was the first person to win this prestigious Basheer Award for 2008. Sara Joseph became the fist woman to win Basheer Award in 2010. VJ James is the latest recipient of the award for his novel Nireeshwaran.

Year Recipient WorkGenre
2008 N Prabhakaran Thiranhedutha KathakalShort Stories
2009 Rafeeq Ahammed AalmaraPoetry
2010 Sara Joseph Ooru KaavalNovel
2011 B Rajeevan Vakkukalum VasthukkalumCriticism
2012 NS Madhavan Ente Priyapetta KathakalShort Stories
2013 Attoor Ravi Varma Attoor KavithakalPoetry
2014 Subhash Chandran Manushyanu Oru AamukhamNovel
2015 Kalpatta Narayanan Kavithayude JeevacharithramLiterary Criticism
2016 Ashitha Ashithayude KathakalShort stories
2017 Sebastian Prethi ShareeramPoetry
2018 VJ James NireeshwaranNovel