Malayalam writer Vinu Abraham to receive Sahitya Prathibha Ratna Award from Poet Sreekumaran Thampi on January 13, 2019
Malayalam Poet Sreekumaran Thampi to give away the Sahitya Prathibha Ratna Award to author Vinu Abraham
The English journalist turned author, short story writer, screenplay writer for Malayalam cinemas and novelist, who was also the recipient of prestigious J.C Daniel Award and Vallathol Award, Vinu Abraham has won the Sahitya Prathibha Ratna Award, instituted by Changanassery-Kuttanad Prathibha Sahakarana Sakhyam and Muttathu Varkey Library. Malayalam poet, lyricist and film director, Sreekumaran Thampi will confer the award to Vinu Abraham, Prof Dr Saju Kannanthara, President said.
Kodukunnil Suresh, MP will formally inaugurate the newly formed Sakhyam, while CF Thomas, MLA will inaugurate Changanassery Prathibha Village on the same day, said Dr Kannanthara. The logo of the proposed Changanassery-Kuttanad Biennial Prathibha Sangamam 2019 will be unveiled at this jointly by Prof Prabha Varma, Malayalam poet, lyricist, journalist and recipient of Kendra Sahitya Academy Award, Vayalar Award, Asan Prize and Media Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala and Malayalam film actor Tiny Tom. To spice up the event, there will be a slew of cultural events such as the MIMICS Show by the Asianet Television Comedy Stars and the artists from Flowers TV Comedy Utsavam, said Dr. Kannanthara.
Vinu Abraham is a multi-facted personality. Having served in the Malayala Manorama Group’s English weekly, The Week as a Kerala Correspondent for almost two decades, writing extensively about civil society, human interest stories and other genres. Vinu Abraham, hailing from Nedungadappally near Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala is settled in Thiruvananthapuram for almost three decades. From journalism, Vinu Abraham moved to full time writing. He regularly writes short stories in the contemporary Malayalam weekly magazines. What is more, his short stories and novels are very popular and Vinu Abraham has bagged several accolades.
Vinu Abraham has authored 16 books in addition to writing screenplays for six Malayalam cinemas. The books Vinu Abraham had authored are as follows:
- Aaradhanapoorvam Shatru (The enemy with adoration) – short stories – current books, kottayam
- Punyavaalan paranju : Albuthangalude kaalam kazhinjirikkunu( the saint said the era of miracles are over )- short stories – DC books
- Gabriela Sabatini Jeevitham Ezhuthumpol (when Gabriela Sabatini writes life) – Mathurbhoomi Books – Short Stories
- Oru swaadnottakkarante Bakhsna Paryavekshanangal (The Culinary Explorations of a Gourmet )- Short Novel- Haritham Books
- Sreenivasan Oru Pusthakam (sreenivasan : A Book) – Edited book on actor and writer Sreenivasan – Olive Books
- Kazhuthapulikalude Chiri (The Laughter of the Hyeanas) – short stories – DC Books
- Nashtanayika (The lost heoine )- current Books, Thrissur and new edition by Chintha Books.
- Daivavela (divine work )- short stories – DC Books
- P Padmarajan – Biography – Kerala Basha Institute
- Nilavinte Naghangal (Nails of Moonlight) – short stories DC Books
- Chooppa – Children’s novel- DC Books
- K Surendran – Biography – Kerala Basha Institute
- Pranayavazhinji – Novel – DC Books
- Athithi Devo Bhava (The guest is God) – Short Novel – Haritham Books
- KG George – Biography- Chintha Books
- Ezhuthu, Vaayana, Jeevitham (writing, reading, life )- Autobiographical features – Mathurbhoomi Books
Vinu Abraham speaks to Akshram.com Dr. Muthinaad Padmakumar on Jaihind TV.
Foray into Films
Vinu Abraham’s foray into the Malayalam cinema was through the adaptation of his own novel, Nashtanayika, narrating the tragic life of Malayalam cinema’s first heroine, PK Rosy and the making of the first Malayalam movie, Vigatha Kumaran, directed by Kamal starring Pritvi, Mamta and Chandni. Vinu Abraham’s other films, where he wrote screenplay are as follows:
- Rathinirvedham (Remake) – Director – TK Rajeevkumar, starring Swetha Menon and Sreejith Vijay
- Chattakkari (Remake) – Director – Santosh Sethumadhavan, starring Shamna Kasim and Hemanth Menon
- Parudeesa (story, screenplay and dialogue), Direction : R Sarath, starring Sreenivasan, Thampi Antony and Swetha Menon
- Celluloid (story), Direction – Kamal, starring Prithviraj, Chandini and Mamtha Mohandas
- 100 Degree Celsius (Dialogue), Director – Rakesh Gopan, starring Swetha Menon, Meghana Raj, Bhama and Ananya
- Kathayulloru Pennu (Story, screenplay and Dialogue), Director – P Musthafa, starring Nuzarath Jahan
Vinu Abraham speaks to Akshram.com, telecast on Jaihind TV.
Vinu Abraham has won several accolades and they are as follows:
- The State Bank of Travancore award for the Best Short Story Collection – Nilavinte Naghangal (the Nails of Moonlight)
- Premji Short Story Award – Gabriela Sabatini Jeevitham Ezhuthumpol (When Gabriela Sabatini writes life)
- KA Kodungaloor Short Story Award – Thottavarude Theengriham (The Dining House of the Defeated)
- The Best Screenplay Award at Mexico International Film Festival for the film Parudeesa (The Paradise, Directed by R Sharath)
- National Film Award (Indian president’s silver medal) for the Best Debut Documentary (as producer) – An encounter with a life living
- K Madhavankutty Award from Trivandrum Press Club for the best English Media Feature for four times
- V Krishnamoorthy Award from Trivandrum Press Club for the Best English News Report twice
Last, but certainly not the least, Vinu Abraham has also served as the Member of Kerala Sahitya Academy General Council and he was the youngest Member (Vinu was only 29 years old then) of Kerala University Board of Studies for Journalism. In addition that, Vinu Abraham was member of Kerala State Television Awards Jury for for times. The Indian.News wishes the fellow journalist and writer, Vinu Abraham best wishes.