Eminent Malayalam critic and academician M Leelavathy was on 17 September 2016 chosen for the prestigious N Mohanan Suvarna Mudra Award 2016, instituted in memory of well-known short story writer N Mohanan.
An expert panel comprising journalists M G Radhakrishnan and M Saritha Varma and Athmaraman, selected Leelavathy for the biennial award considering her contributions to Malayalam language and literature.
About N Mohanan Suvarna Mudra Award
• The award, instituted to commemorate N Mohanan, short story writer, is given every alternate year.
• The award was first presented to the late poet ONV Kurup, Jnanpith winning poet.
• It comprises a gold medal of one sovereign.
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When: 17 September 2016