Sri. P. Narayana Kurup will be awarded the Amrita Keerti Puraskar for his meritorious contributions to spiritual and philosophical literature. Kurup is an award-winning poet and literary critic and is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Ollur Award. Upon receiving the award, the renowned poet said he did not consider it a mere literary award, but as a blessing for his soul from one of the greatest humanitarian leaders of our times.
P.Narayanakurup, Chairman of Sopanam Institute of performing arts, Thiruvananthapuram, a connoisseur and critic of the art of Kathakali, is a well known Malayalam poet. P.Narayana Kurup explains to the children themes like rural scenes, nature, environment, folklore, legends and even scientific advancement in an effortless and magical style. A popular writer in Malayalam, P.Narayana Kurup has several books to his credit. One of them is Theneechakkoodu, A collection of fifty-one poems, the volume introduces to children various themes in a captivating and lucid style. The narration in simple and attractive verse easily catches the imagination of young minds enriching their knowledge