G. Sankara Kurup

G. Sankara Kurup
1901 - 1978
G. Sankara Kurup  Indian Poet

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First Name G.
Middle Name Sankara
Last Name Kurup
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 3rd June, 1901
Birthplace Nayathode, Kerala, India
Died 2nd February, 1978
Place of Death Vappalassery, Angamaly, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality Indian
Occupation Text Teacher, Poet, Essayist, Translator, Lyricist, Member of Indian Parliament
Occupation Poet

G. Sankara Kurup, (3 June 1901 – 2 February 1978) better known as Mahakavi G (The Great Poet G), was an Indian poet, essayist and literary critic of Malayalam literature. Known as one of the greats of Malayalam poetry, he was the first recipient of the Jnanpith Award―the highest Indian literary honor. He served as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha from 1968 to 1972 and received the Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian award, in 1967. He was also a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and Soviet Land Nehru Award.

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