Noted Malayalam poet and lyricist O N V Kurup passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was 84. He was popularly known as “ONV”, Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup and had made significant contributions to the Malayalam film music. He was also was part of the progressive movement in Kerala.
O N V Kurup had started his career as a lecturer. He has served in many colleges. O N V – as he was popularly known was the face of the Malayalam cultural world through his works which fetched him the country’s highest literary honour, the Jnanpith Award, in 2007. His first poem “Munnottu” (Forward) about his patriotic feelings was published in 1946. He had served as Chairman of the Kerala Kalamdandalam and also held several top positions in various arts and literary bodies. O N V was always the first person to be reached by the authorities when it came to naming places.
He was awarded Kerala and Kendra Sahitya Academy awards. He was also awarded Padma Shri (1998) and Padma Vibhushan (2011).
So now lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Who is ONV Kurup ?
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3. Mr. Kurup belongs form which place ?