Subhash Chandran wins Vayalar Award 2015

Malayalam writer Subhash Chandran has won this year’s Vayalar Rama Varma Award, Kerala’s most prestigious literary award.The award was announced by popular literary figure and Vayalar Rama Varma Memorial Trust president M.K.Sanoo.Chandran bagged the award for his novel “Manushyanu Oru Aamukham”, which narrates the socio-political changes that Kerala underwent in 100 years, had won the Sahitya Akademi award in 2014.

Author of quite many short stories, four of which have been made into films, he has in the past also won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and Odakkuzhal Award.

Vayalar Ramavarma
Vayalar Ramavarma often known as Vayalar, was a modern Malayalam poet and lyricist. He was born in March 28, 1928 in the village of Vayalar, in Alappuzha district, Kerala. Vayalar belonged to an aristocratic family but became a poet of the proletariat inspired by revolutionary ideals. His parents were Vellarappally Kerala Varma and Vayalar Raghavaparambil Ambalika Thamburatty.He was awarded Kerala Sahithya Academy Award (Kerala literary academy award) in 1961 for Sargasangeetham, the President’s gold medal for best lyricist in 1974, and the Kerala state film award for best lyricist three times. Vayalar wrote about 2000 songs for 223 Malayalam movies and for several plays.   He died in October 27, 1975. His wife Bharathy Thamburatty wrote a controversial biography about the poet, Indradhanussin Theerathu. Vayalar has dedicated his life to music and now his son Vayalar Sharath Chandravarma is also thought to a very talented lyricist.

Major Works Of Vayalar
1.Poetry collections: Paadamudrakal, Konthayum Poonoolum, Enikku Maranamilla, Mulankaadu, Oru Judas Janikkunnu, Ente Maattolikkavithakal, Sargasangeetham, Khandakaavyam: Aayisha
2. Collected songs: Ente Chalachitragaanangal in 6 parts
3. Stories collection: Raktham Kalarnna Mannu, Vettum Thiruthum
4. Essays: Purushaantharangaliloode
5. Collected works: Vayalar Krithikal, Vayalar Kavithakal