Malayalam poet Akkitham to be conferred 55th Jnanpith Award

Noted Malayalam poet ‘Akkitham’ Achuthan Namboodiri on Friday became the recipient of the 55th Jnanpith Award. According to a statement here, the selection committee of the Bharatiya Jnanpith, decided to bestow the award that includes a cash prize of Rs 11 lakh and a bronze replica of the deity Saraswati, on the top Malayalam poet and litterateur.