Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer Award, instituted jointly by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Anusmarana Vedi and Airocis College, Kannur had announced the winners of the Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Awards 2019.
Baburaj Music Academy Principal, Dr. K.X. Tissa Teacher bagged the Prathiba Puraskaram, while the Literary Awards were bagged by actor and producer of Malayalam movies, Ebrahimkutty for his debut Malayalam novel, Dhakshinayam Kazhinju; Director and actor of Malayalam cinema, Madhupal for his collection of Malayalam stories, titled: Katha and Santigiri Publications Deputy Editor, Anil Cherthala for his Experience Description in book form, titled: Hridhaya Pushpam.
As part of its endeavour to encourage the writers who have released their first book, Special Awards were conferred on Ravinddran Irinnavu for his collection of essays, titled: Aaraam Indhriyam (Sixth Sense) and Rashmi Nishad for her collection of poems, titled: Inninte Novu.
Malayalam film producer P.V. Gangadharan, Malayalam cinema director, Mohan Kupleri and screenplay writer P.R. Nathan constituted the jury, which selected the winners.
The awards were given away on April 27, 2019 Saturday evening at 5.00 P.M., at the Chavara Cultural Centre Hall in Kozhikode. Kerala Minister A.K. Sasindran and Member of Parliament, Abdu Samad Samadani and Vaikom Muhammad Basheer’s children: Shaheena Basheer and Anees Basheer gave away the prizes.
Eminent writer MN Karassery and other dignitaries spiced up the evening. The Indian News congratulates all the winners of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Awards and wish them well.