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Velu Kurup Neelakandan Ottaplakkal

Nicknames: "O.N.V. Kurup"
Current Location:: Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Chavara, Kollam, Kerala, India
Immediate Family:

Son of O.N.Krishna Kurup and Lakshmikutty Amma K
Husband of <private> Pandarathil
Father of RAJEEV.V; <private> V; Dr Maya Devi Pandarathil; <private> Pandarathil and <private> Pandarathil

Occupation: Poet / Professor/ Lyricist
Managed by: Kannan
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About Velu Kurup Neelakandan Ottaplakkal

Ottaplakkal Neelakandan Velu Kurup (Malayalam) is a famous Malayalam poet from Kerala, India, who won Jnanpith Award,the highest literary award in India for the year 2007. He is acknowledged by the people of Kerala as one of the greatest living poets in India. O. N. V. Kurup is also a lyricist in Malayalam cinema. He received the Padmashri Award from the Government of India in 1998. He is also called O. N. V., without the surname. O. N. V. is known for his leftist leaning.[1] He was the Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate in the Thiruvananthapuram constituency for the Lok-Sabha elections in 1989.

O. N. V. Kurup was born to O. N. Krishna Kurup and K. Lakshmikutty Amma, on May 27, 1931 at Chavara, Kollam in Kerala.[citation needed] He lost his father when he was eight. His childhood days were spent in the village where he attended the public 'Government School, Chavara'. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Economics from SN College, Kollam, he moved to Thiruvananthapuram city (Trivandrum) where he joined Travancore University (now Kerala University) and pursued Master of Arts (postgraduate) in Malayalam literature.

O. N. V. was a lecturer at Maharajas College - Ernakulam, University College - Trivandrum, Arts and Science College - Kozhikode, and Brennen College - Thalassery. He joined Government Women's College - Trivandrum as the Head of Malayalam Department. He was also a visiting professor at Calicut University. He retired from service in 1986.

ONV received the Jnanpith Award, India's highest literary honour, for the year 2007.[4] He is the fifth Jnanpith laureate from Kerala and the second Malayalam poet to win the prestigious award.[5] According to a statement by Bharatiya Jnanpith, the trust which presents the award, Kurup began his career as a "progressive writer and matured into a humanist though he never gave up his commitment to socialist ideology". [6]

He is now settled in Vazhuthacaud in Thiruvanathapuram, with his wife Sarojini, son Rajeev, and daughter Mayadevi.

Poetry

O. N. V.'s first published poem was 'Munnottu' (Forward) which appeared in a local weekly in 1946.[4] His first poetry collection named Porutunna Soundaryam, came out in 1949. He published a book named Dahikunna Panapatram (The Thirsty Chalice) which was a collection of his early poems during 1946-1956.[5]

[edit] Poetic works

List of Poetry by O. N. V.

  1. Name Translation in English Year of Publishing

1 Dahikunna Panapatram The Thirsty Chalice 1956

2 Marubhumi The Desert

3 Neelakkannukal Blue Eyes

4 Mayil Peeli Peacock Feather 1964

5 Oru Thulli Velicham One Drop of Light

6 Agni Shalabhangal Fire Moths 1971

7 Aksharam The Letter 1974

8 Karutha Pakshiyude Pattu Song of a Black Bird 1977

9 Uppu The Salt 1980

10 Bhumikku Oru Charama Geetam A Dirge to the Earth 1984

11 Shaarngka Pakshikal 1987

12 Mrigaya Hunting 1990

13 Thonnyaksharangal Nonsense Letters 1989

14 Aparahnam Afternoon 1991

15 Ujjayini Ujjain 1994

16 Veruthe Gratis (For Nothing)

17 Swayamvaram Swayamvara 1995

18 Bhairavante Thudi Drum of Bhairavan

19 Oyenviyude Ganangal * Songs of O. N. V.

20 Valappottukal ** Pieces of Bangle

  • Collection of 1500 songs. **Poems for children

[edit] Prose list

List of Prose by O. N. V.

  1. Name Translation in English Year of Publishing

1 Kavitayile Samantara Rekhakal Parallel Lines in Poetry

2 Kavitayile Pratisandhikal Crisis in Poetry

3 Awards from State / Central Governments

O. N. V. has won two major awards from the Kerala State and two from the Indian government.[6]

   * Padma Shri in 1998
   * Vayalar Ramavarma Award for Uppu in 1982
   * Kendra Sahitya Academy Award (Malayalam) for Aksharam in 1975
   * Kerala Sahithya Academy Award in 1971 for Agni Salabhangal

[edit] National Film Awards:

   * 1989 - Best Lyricist - Vaishali

[edit] Kerala State Film Awards:

O. N. V. Kurup with singer Yesudas

He won the Kerala State film awards for the Best Lyricist thirteen times:

   * 2008 - Best Lyricist (Film - Gulmohar)
   * 1990 - Best Lyricist (Film - Radha Madhavam)
   * 1989 - Best Lyricist (Film - Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnathil, Purappadu)
   * 1988 - Best Lyricist (Film - Vaishali)
   * 1987 - Best Lyricist (Film - Manivathoorile Ayiram Sivarathrikal)
   * 1986 - Best Lyricist (Film - Nakhashathangal)
   * 1984 - Best Lyricist (Film - Aksharangal, Ethiripoove Chuvannapoove)
   * 1983 - Best Lyricist (Film - Adaminte Variyellu)
   * 1980 - Best Lyricist (Film - Yagam, Ammayum Makkalum)
   * 1979 - Best Lyricist (Film - Ulkkadal)
   * 1977 - Best Lyricist (Film - Madanolsavam)
   * 1976 - Best Lyricist (Film - Aalinganam)
   * 1973 - Best Lyricist (Film - Swapna Nadanam)

[edit] Asianet Film Awards:

   * 2001 - Best Lyricist Award -Meghamalhar
   * 2002 - Best Lyricist Award -Ente Hridayatinte Udama

[edit] Other awards and recognition

   * A noted poetic work of Mr. Kurup titled Uppu won the Soviet Land Nehru Award in 1981 and the Vayalar Rama Varma Award in 1982.[7]
   * Ezhuthachan Award 2008
   * Ramashramam Trust Award 2009

Ezhuthachan - Oru Padanam Ezhuthachan - A Study

4 Patheyam Food carried

5 Kalpanikam Imaginative

6 Pushkin - Swatantrya Bodhatinte Durantagatha

ONV has served and headed various office of state and central government organisations. Notably:

  1. Executive Member, Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi from 1982-86.
  2. Chairman, Kerala Kalamandalam - the State Akademi of Classical performing Arts(1996).
  3. Fellow of the Kerala Sahitya Academy in 1999.

He also has been the part of various delegation at international events. Some of the notable among them being:

  1. Visited USSR as member of an Indian Writers Delegation to participate in the 150th birth anniversary of Leo Tolstoy.
  2. Represented India in the Struga Poetry Evenings, Yugoslavia (1987)
  3. Attended CISAC Asian Conference in Singapore(1990).
  4. Visited USA to participate in FOKANA Conference(1993).
  5. Visited USA to inaugurate literary seminar in Kerala Centre, New York (1995).
  6. Presented poems on Beethoven and Mozart in the Department of German, University of Bonn.
  7. Indian delegate to the CISAC World Conference held in Berlin (1998).

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Ottaplavil Neelakandan Velu Kurup (Malayalam: ഒറ്റപ്ലാവില്‍ നീലകണ്ഠന്‍ വേലു കുറുപ്പ്) is a famous Malayalam poet from Kerala, India. He is acknowledged[by whom?] as one of the greatest living poets in India. O. N. V. Kurup is also a lyricist in Malayalam cinema. He received the Padmashri Award from the Government of India in 1998. He is also called O. N. V., without the surname. O. N. V. is known for his leftist leaning.[1] He was the Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate in the Thiruvananthapuram constituency for the Lok-Sabha elections in 1989, and was the runner-up.[2]

O. N. V. Kurup was born to O. N. Krishna Kurup and K. Lakshmikutty Amma, on May 27, 1931 at Chavara, Kollam in Kerala.[citation needed] He lost his father when he was eight. His childhood days were spent in the village where he attended the public 'Government School, Chavara'. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Economics from SN College, Kollam, he moved to Thiruvananthapuram city (Trivandrum) where he joined Travancore University (now Kerala University) and pursued Master of Arts (postgraduate) in Malayalam literature.

O. N. V. was a lecturer at Maharajas College - Ernakulam, University College - Trivandrum, Arts and Science College - Kozhikode, and Brennen College - Thalassery. He joined Government Women's College - Trivandrum as the Head of Malayalam Department. He was also a visiting professor at Calicut University. He retired from service in 1986.[3]

He is now settled in Vazhuthacaud in Thiruvanathapuram, with his wife Sarojini, son Rajeev, and daughter Mayadevi

O. N. V.'s first published poem was 'Munnottu' (Forward) which appeared in a local weekly in 1946.[4] His first poetry collection named Porutunna Soundaryam, came out in 1949. He published a book named Dahikunna Panapatram (The Thirsty Chalice) which was a collection of his early poems during 1946-1956.[5]

[edit] Poetic works

List of Poetry by O. N. V.

  1. Name Translation in English Year of Publishing

1 Dahikunna Panapatram The Thirsty Chalice 1956

2 Marubhumi The Desert

3 Neelakkannukal Blue Eyes

4 Mayil Peeli Peacock Feather 1964

5 Oru Thulli Velicham One Drop of Light

6 Agni Shalabhangal Fire Moths 1971

7 Aksharam The Letter 1974

8 Karutha Pakshiyude Pattu Song of a Black Bird 1977

9 Uppu The Salt 1980

10 Bhumikku Oru Charama Geetam A Dirge to the Earth 1984

11 Shaarngka Pakshikal 1987

12 Mrigaya Hunting 1990

13 Thonnyaksharangal Nonsense Letters 1989

14 Aparahnam Afternoon 1991

15 Ujjayini Ujjain 1994

16 Veruthe Gratis (For Nothing)

17 Swayamvaram Swayamvara 1995

18 Bhairavante Thudi Drum of Bhairavan

19 Oyenviyude Ganangal * Songs of O. N. V.

20 Valappottukal ** Pieces of Bangle


  • Collection of 1500 songs. **Poems for children

[edit] Prose list

List of Prose by O. N. V.

  1. Name Translation in English Year of Publishing

1 Kavitayile Samantara Rekhakal Parallel Lines in Poetry

2 Kavitayile Pratisandhikal Crisis in Poetry

3 Ezhuthachan - Oru Padanam Ezhuthachan - A Study

4 Patheyam Food carried

5 Kalpanikam Imaginative

6 Pushkin - Swatantrya Bodhatinte Durantagatha


[edit] Awards

[edit] Awards from State / Central Governments

O. N. V. has won two major awards from the Kerala State and two from the Indian government.[6]

Padma Shri in 1998

Vayalar Ramavarma Award for Uppu in 1982

Kendra Sahitya Academy Award (Malayalam) for Aksharam in 1975

Kerala Sahithya Academy Award in 1971 for Agni Salabhangal

[edit] National Film Awards:

1989 - Best Lyricist - Vaishali

[edit] Kerala State Film Awards:


O. N. V. Kurup with singer YesudasHe won the Kerala State film awards for the Best Lyricist thirteen times:

2008 - Best Lyricist (Film - Gulmohar)

1990 - Best Lyricist (Film - Radha Madhavam)

1989 - Best Lyricist (Film - Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnathil, Purappadu)

1988 - Best Lyricist (Film - Vaishali)

1987 - Best Lyricist (Film - Manivathoorile Ayiram Sivarathrikal)

1986 - Best Lyricist (Film - Nakhashathangal)

1984 - Best Lyricist (Film - Aksharangal, Ethiripoove Chuvannapoove)

1983 - Best Lyricist (Film - Adaminte Variyellu)

1980 - Best Lyricist (Film - Yagam, Ammayum Makkalum)

1979 - Best Lyricist (Film - Ulkkadal)

1977 - Best Lyricist (Film - Madanolsavam)

1976 - Best Lyricist (Film - Aalinganam)

1973 - Best Lyricist (Film - Swapna Nadanam

A noted poetic work of Mr. Kurup titled Uppu won the Soviet Land Nehru Award in 1981 and the Vayalar Rama Varma Award in 1982.[7]

Ezhuthachan Award 2008

Ramashramam Trust Award 2009

ONV has served and headed various office of state and central government organisations. Notably:

Executive Member, Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi from 1982-86.

Chairman, Kerala Kalamandalam - the State Akademi of Classical performing Arts(1996).

Fellow of the Kerala Sahitya Academy in 1999.

He also has been the part of various delegation at international events. Some of the notable among them being:

Visited USSR as member of an Indian Writers Delegation to participate in the 150th birth anniversary of Leo Tolstoy.

Represented India in the Struga Poetry Evenings, Yugoslavia (1987)

Attended CISAC Asian Conference in Singapore(1990).

Visited USA to participate in FOKANA Conference(1993).

Visited USA to inaugurate literary seminar in Kerala Centre, New York (1995).

Presented poems on Beethoven and Mozart in the Department of German, University of Bonn.

Indian delegate to the CISAC World Conference held in Berlin (1998

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Padmashree O.N.V.Kurup's Timeline

1931
May 27, 1931
Chavara, Kollam, Kerala, India
1998
1998
Age 66
New Delhi, Delhi, India
2010
September 24, 2010
Age 79
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Veteran Malayalam poet and film lyricist O N V Kurup has bagged the Jnanpith award for 2007. He is the fifth Jnanpith laureate from Kerala and the second poet from the state to win the prestigious award. During his seven-decade-long career, the winner of the country’s highest literary honour bagged several state and national awards, including the Padmashree in 1998.

Kurup, 79, began his illustrious poetic career during his school days. His first work, Poruthunna Soundaryam, was published in 1949. He became a college lecturer in 1957 and continued as an academician for the next 30 years. He started writing lyrics for films in 1955 and over the years has bagged state awards for the best lyricist 12 times.

Reacting to his winning the Jnanpith, Kurup said, “I am writing for better days for humankind. I am still drawing inspiration for writing from the life of my coastal village. The award is recognition of the Malayalam language.”
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Jnanpith-goes-to-Malayalam-poet-l...

2011
2011
Age 79
New Delhi, Delhi, India
2013
September 24, 2013
Age 82
Moscow, gorod Moskva, Moscow, Russia

The Jnanpith awarder winner’s book was published in Russian by the Gorky Institute of World Literature. Kurup was also felicitated by the Malayali community during Onam celebrations in the Russian capital.