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Balamani Amma: How Google Doodle pays tribute to a Malayalam poet on her 113th birth anniversary?

Balamani Amma: How Google Doodle pays tribute to a Malayalam poet on her 113th birth anniversary? – On July 19th, 2022, Google is celebrating the acclaimed Indian poet Balamani Amma on her 113th birth anniversary with a special doodle. Balamani Amma is also known as the ‘amma’ (mother) and ‘muthassi’ (grandmother) of Malayalam poetry. Poet Balamani Amma was honored with various awards and honors including Padma Bhushan in 1987, Sahitya Akademi Award in 1965, and Saraswati Samman in 1995.

Google Doodle honors Banamani Amma on her 113th birth anniversary and wrote on the Twitter handle.

Today’s #GoogleDoodle celebrates the 113th birthday of Balamani Amma, an Indian poet who received India’s highest literary award without any formal training.

Who was Balamani Amma?

  • Balamani Amma is a famous Indian poet and is also known as the Grandmother of Malayalam literature. She was born on this day in 1909 in Nalapat, her ancestral home in Punnayurkulam located in Thrissur District.
  • in 2022, the 113th birth anniversary of Balamani Amma is being celebrated on July 19th.
  • Balamani Amma received multiple prestigious awards for poetry including the Saraswati Samman and Padma Bhushan.
  • Balamani Amma was also the mother of Kamala Das, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature in the year 1984.
  • She passed away at the age of 95 on September 29th, 2004, in Kochi, Kerala.

Balamani Amma Poems

YearPoems
1936Kudumbini
1938Dharmamargathil
1939Sthree Hridayam
1942Prabhankuram
1942Bhavanayil
1946Oonjalinmel
1949Kalikkotta
1951Velichathil
1952Avar Paadunnu
1954Pranamam
1955Lokantharangalil
1958Sopanam
1962Muthassi
1982Sandhya
1987Nivedyam
1988Mathruhridayam
1968Nagarathil

Balamani Amma Awards & Honours

YearAwards
1963Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award
1965Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award
1989Asian Prize
1993Vallathol Award
1993Lalithambika Antharjanam
1995Saraswati Samman
1995Ezhuthachan Award
1997N.V. Krishna Warrier
1987Padma Bhushan

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