A sensation of Google, who is famous with the name Balmani Amma, who is the poet. Google is celebrating her 113th birth Anniversary with a special doodle dedicated to her. The whole social media is celebrating the anniversary of the Indian poet Balamani Amma on 19th July 2022. Balamani Amma continues to be popular as the “Amma” and ‘Muthassi’ of Malayalam poetry. The Malayalam poet received various awards and honors including Padma Bhushan in 1987, Sahitya Akademi Award in 1965 and another award is Saraswati Samman in 1995. She did outstanding work in her career. We will tell you all the things in this article.
What was Banmani Amma’s career?
Google Doodle celebrated Banmani Amma with a picture of the poet where she can be seen sitting between the books and she is doing her writing work in a white saree. Balmani Amma has stimulated generations of Malayalam poets. A cash prize is given by the Kochi International Book Fair for the writers, which is known as the Balamani Amma Award. As Google Doodle honors Banamani Amma on her 113th anniversary, know more about her life, legacy, and writing that she has left for the generations to come. Drag down the page to know more information about the news.
Who was Balamani Amma?
Google Doodle on 19 July 2022, is celebrating the the113th of Balamani Amma, the notable port, who is also famous as the Grandmother of Malayalam literature. She was born in 1909 and her birthplace is Nalapat, her ancestral home in Punnayurkulam located in Thrissur District. Balmani Amma has received various awards for poetry including the Saraswati Samman and Padma Bhushan.
How has she started her writing?
Balamani Amma never took any formal training or education and was instead schooled at home by her uncle Nalappat Narayan Menon, who had also created a popular name in Malayali writing. At the age of 19 got married and her spouse’s name is V.M. Nair, the Managing Director and the Managing Editor of Mathrubhumi, a Malayalam Newspaper.
What is the name of Balamani Amma’s children?
Balamani Amma was also the mother of Kamla Das, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature in 1984. She left the world on 29 September 2004, in Kochi, yes she took her last breath in Kerala at the age of 95.
Google Doodle pays tribute to Balamani Amma
The tech giant through a Doodle which was decorated by Kerala-based artist Devika Ramachandran. People are remembering her saying good things about her and her career highlights. They are giving tribute to her on her 113 birth anniversary. She made Malayalam proud with her amazing work.
Why is she known as the Grandmother of Malayalam literature?
Balamani Amma’s first poem was published in 1930 at the age of 21 and the title was ‘Kooppukai’. Her first recognition as a gifted poet came from the ruler of the Kingdom of Cochin, Parikshith Thampuran, who also honored her with the Sahithya Nipuna Puraskaram. She has raised her writing interest to describe motherhood. She became known as the ‘poetess of motherhood’. Stay tuned for more updates.